Children’s Books

Gramita’s Tortillas coloring book

Gramita’s Tortillas

Great for all ages!

2nd place winner, children’s books, New Mexico Press Women 2021 Communications Contest!

Gramita’s making warm, fresh tortillas – family, love, and learning blend in this lyrical narrative. Gramita’s Tortillas follows the story of young Maria growing up in Santa Rosa, New Mexico watching her grandmother spread love and bring people together by making her amazing tortillas for family and friends.

As Maria experiences family life, she learns about tortillas, family, and that sometimes love is the secret ingredient.

If you’ve ever enjoyed a warm tortilla, you’ll love this heartwarming story.

This bilingual book includes the English and Spanish version and is perfect for non-native speakers to introduce the Spanish language to their children in a fun and easy way.

In our effort to help women of color publish their books, we helped Maria Gomez with a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the illustrator, and it was successful! With the $3,300 from our awesome supporters, we paid her illustrator, designed a book and a coloring book.

Gramita’s Tortillas Coloring Book

Looking for a great coloring book for your child? Do your kids enjoy coloring?

Do you want your kids to get inspired and learn while they color?

Then you’ll both love our family story-inspired Gramita’s Tortillas Coloring Book!

These beautiful illustrations by Alexa Verardo are designed to match the lyrical story by Maria Gomez. Plus, with the story in both English and Spanish, children will be introduced to a new language in a fun way.

Scholastic.com tells us that “Coloring and drawing both help kids improve fine motor skills. They also train the brain to focus. For parents and teachers, these inexpensive activities require limited preparation…”

This coloring book also makes a great gift for yourself, because couldn’t we all use a little more me time these days? 

Middle-grade Books

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Meg Goes to America

For ages 8 and up.

Gold Winner of the Douglas Preston Award for Published Fiction; 1st Place Winner in the New Mexico Press Women 2021 Communications Contest!

Meg has to learn how to navigate the Japanese culture as well as her own family, which seems easy enough, until the eve of WWII. Americans are no longer safe in Japan. Will they make it out? And if they do, will Japan let her father leave too?

Meg must face new challenges in Japan as she and her family are no longer welcome in the only place she’s known as home. She finds freedom and a little magic on the long ship voyage to America and faces the culture shock life of the U.S. while dealing with her father’s absence.

“Meg Goes to America is a thought-provoking novel that addresses the deeper conflicts of identity without compromising the wonders of childhood innocence. Meg is a Japanese-born American citizen that confronts her internal conflict between her personal beliefs and society’s expectations. Her character provides a sense of comfort and optimism to those struggling with loneliness. Meg’s story highlights the importance of self-worth and the desire to be heard. Katy Hammel weaves a captivating journey, depicting vivid imagery, heartwarming self discovery, and bittersweet reality. This novel is a must-read for the youth of this generation.” – Jessica Chong

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Middle Grade Story by Katy Hammel

For ages 8 and up.

Breaking Ground: A Vista Crest High School Mystery

Vista Crest High School near Albuquerque breaks ground on a new swimming pool, but unexpected discoveries at the excavation site threaten to put the project at risk. Could this place be a modern or ancient burial ground? Tenth Grader Joaquin Quinto won’t let deficits related to autism spectrum disorder stop him from unraveling the mystery, but what price will he pay for exposing the saboteur?

Adult Books (Adult situations)

Revelations (Book 1 in Glyph Series)

Centuries after the Chaos Demigods took Earth and began harvesting its resources, Lady Mercelle has finally found the weapon that could save humanity before it’s eradicated altogether: the ancient God of Order, and the creator of the human race, named Lito.

While Lito learns the ways of the world, and tries to gain his strength and abilities back slowly, the pair is thrust into battle, fighting to defend Lady Mercelle’s city of Lanna, and working with Lady Feres of Sandramedius to coordinate an attack on the Demigods and their armies of replicas.

Along the way they’ll tear down towers built by Chaos to automate harvesting, learn difficult things about each other and themselves, encounter replica armies, fight manufactured monsters, and protect humanity from destruction. With mythology that extends sixty five million years into the past, and action that’ll keep you glued to the pages, Glyph, Book One: Revelations will show you a world plagued by Chaos, with the remnants of the human race fighting to take back their planet before it’s no longer habitable.

Five Star Review from Reedsy Discover! “An interesting read with action-packed scenes and enjoyable characters. Revelations was not what I expected, but it’s safe to say that it didn’t leave me disappointed, either. 
The dialogue was also interesting, and I didn’t find myself skimming any parts of the book out of boredom. ” 

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Toy of the Gods

When an Inca god strands a group of tourists in the Amazon, former adventurer, Leslie Kicklighter, must lead the group of tourists to safety, or face the ultimate consequences.

They’ll have to get past armed bandits hired to kill them, angry villagers who think they are out for their land, a banana plantation owner with a secret to keep and even drunken monkeys — all while hoping the god doesn’t want any more from them.

Five Star Review from Readers’ Favorite. “This story has the charm, the humor, and the thrills that readers will love…Set in the vividly described Peruvian jungle, the story introduces a diverse set of characters. ” – raves Lit Amri from Readers’ Favorite. See full review.

Gamble of the Gods

AJ Bluehorse, a software developer, never counted on having to solve a murder on the Navajo reservation. If she doesn’t find the malevolent skinwalker soon, she might be the next victim and the old gods will have to find someone else to save the world.

AJ must face many things that she’s not ready for, her family she left behind when she moved to New York, controlling her powers of fire without burning down the world, and learning to be a hero.

Five Star Review from Readers’ Favorite. “Delving into Navajo legends, Gamble of the Gods (Idol Makers Book 2) by Sonja Dewing is a thrilling mystery novel. The stunning story begins with a heart-stopping scene, and the action continues throughout… This novel is brilliantly written, with compelling characters and a dynamic, action-filled plot. .” –Susan Sewell. See the full review.

Short Stories

Kindle - Murder and Ice Cream

Murder and Ice Cream

Lisa, her stowaway parrot, Steve, and giant dog, Brutus are starting a new adventure on a cruise ship.

Until she snoops around and finds a dead body that will lead to murder, art theft, and ice cream.

But, will she and her new partner survive the discoveries?

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