A little bit about me.
I decided long ago I wanted to write books based on my grandmother's life. In 2020, I decided it was time to do so. After spending time finding the perfect illustrator for the job, I sent my first book to my editor. Everything seemed to align and just like that I found myself proofing my first book. You could say I was immersed in "on-the-job-training," and I definitely learned a lot about self-publishing.

"Starving Artist" syndrome :)
It's funny how the desire to create something typically finds itself paired with a deeper desire for money to actually create. In 2022, I raised funds for the first two titles of the Eugenia Book Collection that have been published (see below). Both of these titles have been accepted to the San Diego Public Library. I have written 4 additional stories with the goal to raise $7,000 per title. The funds raised cover copyrighting the manuscript, illustration, printing, and binding the books.

Here are videos from my last fundraisers (held on Kickstarter). The Eugenia Books are published, printed, and bound in the U.S.A.
Eugenia Hunts for Gemstones raised $6,585 in the summer of 2022.
Eugenia and the Christmas Dress raised $5,846 in the fall of 2022.

Gifting books.
With the support from my first two books, I have been able to give over 150 books to children's hospitals, women's & children's shelters, classrooms for children with disabilities, and a school in Peru. I will continue to gift new books with each new book I publish to groups who may not be able to purchase them for the children they serve.

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