Stephanie has been writing in various forms over the last 20 years in Public Relations and Marketing roles in the corporate world. But her wanderlust finally got the best of her and she spent a year-long honeymoon traveling across all seven continents. It was then that she decided to focus on writing stories for children. Her first book, Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin, was released in paperback on November 20, 2014.
DAY DREAM BELIEVER
This cute story, for ages one to four, is about Wally an Emperor Penguin from Antarctica who isn't exactly like the other penguins. He is always cold and dreams of life on a tropical island. When he learns about the Galapagos Islands, he sets sail in search of warm weather and discovers and amazing world of tap-dancing crabs, racing hundred-year-old tortoises and diving birds with blue feet.
Stephanie was inspired to write the story after visiting both Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands within a couple of months.
"Visiting Antarctica and being amidst Emperor Penguins in the icy conditions made me wonder why they didn’t just pack up and go somewhere warmer," she said. "A couple of months later, I was in the Galapagos Islands watching Galapagos Penguins frolicking on the beach and swimming in relatively warmer water. And there was the story: What if an Emperor Penguin learned that he could live on a warm, tropical island?
"During the process of writing the book, I did a lot of research on the animals in the Galapagos Islands. Many are endemic and many are endangered. I wanted to give back to this incredible place that had inspired my book, so a portion of proceeds from sales are donated to the Galapagos Conservancy (galapagos.org)."
Wally the Warm-Water Penguin is available as both an ebook and paperback.
You can buy the paperback on Amazon HERE
and the ebook on Amazon HERE
Find out more about this fascinating author on her website HERE
and on her Amazon Author Page HERE
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