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 nine children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. All her books are available on Amazon.com, Create Space, 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 a mystery series for girls, a sequel to her first novel, Hunting Mariah, and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews.
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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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