Author Page

“When you choose a creative life, you never grow old. It’s forever young and forever growing.” Salome Jens

Welcome to my Author’s page !

Author's book

Author’s First Picture Book

B&C Raft
B&C Panther

*ALL REVIEWS ARE 5 STARS- which I am thankful for because they are real bonafide reviews.

Author’s Page Picture Book


Mama Wants a Blue Mushroom

Bella’s Mamacita Sofia wants a blue mushroom as a treat for her birthday. But, blue mushrooms are hard to find. How will Bella find one? Her friend Chantey, the macaw, helps her. But, they have to travel to dangerous places on the Comarca to get to the Mushroom Forest. Will Bella be able to find a blue mushroom in time for Mamacita Sofia’s birthday?

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Child and Bella & Chantey book

Child and Bella & Chantey book. Grandma(Abuela) said he wanted it read four times in a row!”Read again, Grandma”


Charming story, great illustrations

Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2022.

Colorful, Fun and Educational

Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2022


Author’s page Concept Book children’s Spanish and Ngäbe counting book to ten . Vanessa Crooks from Panama City,who works at Smithsonian Institute, has some beautiful illustrations in it. She did a fabulous job! My thanks to the two Ngäbe translators also, Claudia Bejerano and Alexander Palacios.  Check it out on Amazon . I explain on my home page some history for the book Jane’s Writing& Mission Adventures



Author’s first concept book

Chalina four
Chalina ponies

coloring book rainforest animals

Author’s first coloring and activity book.

Author’s Page Bella & Chantey coloring and activity book is now available on

Bilingual English/Spanish coloring and activity pages
with Bella & Chantey. Color along with them as they
enjoy meeting Rainforest Animals. Eight coloring pages from Mama Wants a Blue Mushroom picture book.


Great Children’s Book.

Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2022

“This book is very age appropriate. It is for my 6 year old grandson.”
Ngabe Coloring Book

                      Newest coloring book 2023

A coloring book portraying Ngabe life on the Comarca in Panama

Ngäbe children enjoy coloring and using bright colors.
This coloring book shows a small insight into life on
the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca in Panamá, Central America.
Enjoy the coloring pages of how Ngäbes travel, what
clothes they wear, what foods they eat, and how they love
to dance. And get a glimpse of their language on some
activity pages.

Young Ngäbe reading

Young Ngäbe reading

Beyond the YELLOW DOOR

Beyond the YELLOW DOOR

Beyond the YELLOW DOOR , April 30th, 2023, involves a young British Guyana girl who visits her aunt and uncle in the country. She has never been to the countryside before and is curious about everything. Nicknamed “Miss Curiosity,” Yihanna lives up to her name. She explores the farm her relatives own and loves to listen to stories.

Yihana’s favorite story is about the empty farmhouse next door. She is intrigued that her cousin heard creepy noises when she went to open a yellow door in the kitchen. Her cousin ran away due to the noises, but Yihana wondered what could be beyond the Yellow Door.

Yihana’s curiosity overcomes her, and she sneaks over to the empty farmhouse. She encounters spooky noises as her cousin did and is scared. Yihana attempts to discover what is really behind the door but is thwarted three times before she determines to ignore the noises. When she eventually opens the door, a huge surprise awaits her.

Beyond the yellow door

The dedication girls and Mom checking out the finished book- all smiles.

Fun Quotes & Trivia!

Came from witnessing a spider spin an egg sac in his barn in Maine.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

“People will forget what you said.  People will forget what you did. But  people will never forget how you made them feel.”