Thank you for the opportunity to talk about my books, published by Guardian Angel Publishing. While growing up, my grandfather always told us stories before we went to bed. To me, this was better than watching TV. I credit my Grandpa with inspiring me to become a writer. His large eyes grew in size and the tone of his voice changed when he described the suspenseful moments in his stories.
As a child, I loved to read and write. I had great teachers who played an important role in helping me master my grammar and writing skills. Later, as an adult, I wrote articles for religious publications and worked as an Editorial Assistant. When I write for children, I try to make the stories humorous and entertaining. My husband is my writing partner and he usually comes up with the ideas.
My recently released picture book, EL POLLITO EXTRAÑO, was also published in English as THE ODD CHICK. The English version received a Five-Star Rating from Reader’s Favorite. I now have a total of four award-winning picture books and two short stories.
I am also the inventor of three unique, award-winning dolls named Kyzzie, Sweetz, and Hunee. Their first book adventure, YOU CAN’T TAKE THE DINOSAUR HOME, received a Book of the Year Award and a Five-Star Rating. Recently, I learned that it was an Award Finalist in a national competition. The book has also been published in Spanish as NO PUEDES LLEVARTE EL DINOSAURIO A CASA. It is about three tiny space tots who travel around the universe looking for fun and adventure. I call them LUV-BEAMS® because they’re full of love.
Mary Esparza-Vela is an award-winning author who has written articles for religious publications and various online non-profit organizations. She credits her husband and writing partner for her story ideas. Some of her picture books received Book of the Year Awards and Five-Star Ratings. A number of her books have been published in Spanish. Mary is also the patented inventor of three unique plush dolls that received Preferred Choice and Seal of Excellence awards. The dolls, called LUV-BEAMS® were featured in Toy Directory’s TDMonthly Magazine as “winning toys.” Their first adventure, You Can’t Take the Dinosaur Home, is available in English and Spanish from Guardian Angel Publishing and Amazon. Her books and dolls may be seen on her websites: www.luv-beams.com and www.marysdollsandbooks.com.
Mary, thanks for visiting. Congratulations on your awards. Wishing you continued success!
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
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A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Reader's Favorite Five Star Review
Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review
Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Story Monster Approved and Reader's Farvorite Five Star Review
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist