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From Self-Pub to Traditional: A Q&A with Hybrid Author Mariana Llanos

  • Yukon Church 11715 Northwest 10th Street Yukon, OK, 73099 United States (map)

What’s it like going from self-published author to traditionally published? What are the pros and cons? How did Mariana Llanos DO IT? And what about marketing? Ah! So many questions! But she’s got the answers. See you on August 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Bio: Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born writer of children's literature. She has published several children's books, including Luca's Bridge/El puente de Luca (Penny Candy Books,2019), and the award-winning bilingual books Kutu, the Tiny Inca Princess (Campoy-Ada Awards ), Poesia Alada (International Latino Book Awards), Tristan Wolf (IPNE Book Awards), among others. In 2017, Mariana received the Oklahoma Human Rights Award for her work visiting schools around the world via virtual technology, to promote literacy. That same year she was selected as the Best Latino Artist by the Hispanic Arts Council of Oklahoma. Mariana developed an early love for reading and writing in her native Peru. She studied Theater in Lima, but moved to the United States where she decided to pursue her passion: to become a children's author. She resides in Oklahoma City with her husband and their three children, where she dedicates her time to creating multicultural, poignant, and engaging stories. Her next book, Eunice and Kate (Penny Candy Books) will be out in spring 2020. She's represented by Clelia Gore of Martin Literary.

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  • Oren Patterson

  • Gary Medina


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