Ageless Stories,
Endless Adventure

Author, Speaker,
Global Reading Advocate

Welcome!

Author Mariana Llanos

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I’m Mariana Llanos and I write books for children and poetry in English and Spanish. I am originally from Lima, Peru, but now I live in Oklahoma with my husband, our three children and our dog, Juliet. I started writing poetry since I was very young. I loved reading so much that I wanted to create my own stories to share with the world. I published my first book, Tristan Wolf in 2013. Since then, I haven’t stopped, and I have many more stories, poems, and projects that I want to share with YOU!

Featured Work:

KUTU

The Tiny Inca Princess

La Ñusta Diminuta

Kutu, the Tiny Inca Princess, La Ñusta Diminuta, is a perfect read aloud for the whole family, or for independent readers 7 – 10 years old. Fully illustrated by Peruvian artist Uldarico Sarmiento, Kutu tells the story of a princess the size of a cob of corn, who embarks on a dangerous journey to save her family and people from a terrible drought. Elements of the Inca culture are weaved in the story, transporting the readers to the amazing Inca Empire. Phrases in Quechua (the native language of the Andes region) are sprinkled throughout the story. Order your signed copy here.

Featured Work:

Luca's Bridge

El puente de Luca

I began writing Luca’s Bridge sometime in 2015. I didn’t know what the story was about; I just had the image of a young boy, Luca, waving goodbye through the backseat window of his car. On any given day, this car would have been cheerfully pulsating with the waves of music, with unabashed singing, with contagious laughter, but not today.

No, today was a blue day, a day of changes that Luca didn’t quite understand. In the car were his mother, father, and brother. His brother was angry. He didn’t want to go either.

Deportation.

That is when I learned his story. I let this boy guide my hand and allow me to write this important moment in his family’s life.

services around the globe

Promoting The Love Of Reading

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Author Visits

I’m available to be a guest speaker at your writer’s conference, literary festival, or any other event.

School Visits

My school presentations include reading one of my books, a presentation about reading, writing, and imagination, and a Q&A.

guest speaker for any event

What can you expect? Information AND Inspiration!

My works

Browse My Books

(Links To Amazon)

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