About the author

maria martin books

Hi, I’m Maria. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, I settled in the mountains of Colorado to write and illustrate children’s books.


My love for books started at a very young age. Reading helped me prepare for an international relocation, learning the language, and expanded my vocabulary significantly. That love grew as I reentered the world of Children’s books as an adult, reading to toddlers at my local library’s weekly bilingual story time.

Picture books are entertaining, nostalgic, accessible; what’s not to love, at any age? Reading a story is a wholesome and mindful investment of around ten minutes a piece.

I’m partial to books that teach a good lesson, though occasionally I’ll dabble in the purely whimsical just for fun, or in the fables. The rating is intended to be neutral and informative, so I’ve taken on the school’s metric of A+ through F. The review will be detailed but not excessively long, so you can have an insider’s perspective on what to expect if you purchase the book. I do not sell these books, nor take commissions, but I’m happy to point you in the right direction if you just ask. I will interview authors to introduce them, whether they are established creators or newcomers to the genre.

Aside from reading, you can find me writing and illustrating, having fun with my family at home, and exploring the natural world with my dogs.

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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

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