Guest Author Mariana Llanos and Why she writes Children’s Books

Fascinating and talented children’s book author, Mariana Llanos, guest blogged recently on Chris the Story Ape’s site. I wanted to share her post with my readers who will find it fascinating too.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Mariana Llanos

I never knew I wrote for children. Not until someone read one of my manuscripts and said “My children would love to read this!” Then it clicked. I do write children’s stories. At least that’s where my style “fits” within the literary market.

Chosica.10ch102You see, I grew up in the farthest side of a small and cozy town, about twenty-five minutes away from the busy and grey capital of Peru, Lima.

In Chaclacayo the sun was always out, the grass was green and there was a constant smell of spring. Since my house was so far from the others’, there was seemingly not much to do after school. But my huge backyard, dogs, TV, and books provided me with lots of time to wander and wonder.

My mom didn’t read to my sister and me, like they tell us now parents should read to their children every night. Times…

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 13 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 10 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 18 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 5 of Abby & Holly series for girls and Book 2 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Guest Author Mariana Llanos and Why she writes Children’s Books

  1. Thanks for the reblog Janice 🙂

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