August/2022 - International Latino Book Awards - BISA'S CARNAVAL won the Bronze medal in the the Alma Flor Ada Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book Award – English.
August/2022 - Twitter - Announcement for RIVER OF LIFE - AMAZING AMAZON.
August/2022 - Soaring 20s - Twenty Questions series.
August/2022 - Teaching Expertise - 28 Multicultural Books to Celebrate Diversity.
May/2022 - Every Child A Reader - BISA'S CARNAVAL is named an Honor Book in the Sixth Anna Dewdney Read-Together Award (2022).
March/2022 - March On with Mentor Texts - The fabulous Ana Siqueira talks about using BISA'S CARNAVAL as a mentor text. Such an honor!
February/2022 - Soaring 20s - Writerly Childhood Memories.
December/2021 - Mindy Alise Weiss - "With lush, lyrical text and bright, colorful illustrations, this book takes readers to one of the most exciting holidays of the year and reminds us that no matter who or where you are, love is always worth celebrating."
December/2021 - Let's talk picture books - Bisa's Carnaval is a picture book "crush of the week"!
December/2021 - Simply 7 - I was interviewed (again) by the awesome Jena Benton.
October/2021 - This Bliss Life - "(...) a wonderfully vibrant and cheerful book!"
September/2021 - Kirkus review for BISA'S CARNAVAL - "Joyous multigenerational fun."A starred review from Kirkus!
September/2021 - School Library Journal - BISA'S CARNAVAL is featured on the list: 29 Books to Celebrate the Latinx Experience.
September/2021 - This Picture Book Life - - BISA'S CARNAVAL is featured on the list: Picture books that feel like a party!
March/2021 - ReFoReMo - Where I talk about onomatopoeia in mentor texts.
February/2021 - Laura Roettiger Books - I'm interviewed by the lovely Laura Roettiger.
January/2021 - Storystorm - Joana Pastro Makes Lists.
December/2020 - Math Is Everywhere Blog - I was interviewed by the very cool Kaitlyn Sanchez.
October/2020 - Tara Lazar's Blog - I loved talking with Tara about LillyBelle.
October/2020 - Mindy Alyse Weiss' Blog - A blog post and a fun contest!
October/2020 - Simply 7 - I was interviewed by the awesome Jena Benton.
October/2020 - BookTrib Review - Check out this great review from BookTrib.
October/2020 - Reading With Your Kids Podcast - My very first podcast interview!
October/2020 - Writing and Illustrating - I was interviewed by the fabulous Kathy Temean.
October/2020 - Laura Lavoie's Blog - I was interviewed by the lovely Laura Lavoie.
September/2020 - Will Write for Cookies - I was interviewed by my friend Vivian Kirkfield.
September/2020 - Kidlit411 - I'm honored to be on Kidlit411's Author Spotlight!
September/2020 - CritterLit Blog - I'm interviewed by the awesome Lindsay Ward.
September/2020 - KidLitTV - I talk about my debut picture book and share an unknown fact about LillyBelle.
July/2020 - Kirkus review for LILLYBELLE - "An empowering fairy tale."
May/2020 - Ana Siqueira's Blog - I'm interviewed by fellow Brazilian author, Ana Siqueira.
May/2020 - Las Musas - My very first Webinar! OwnVoices Brainstorming: Mining Our Cultural Heritage and Memories for Stories.
April/2020 - The Children's Book Podcast -When Matthew Winner gave the Soaring 20s the key to the podcast for a whole week!
April/2020 - Storyteller Academy - My agent, Natascha Morris, is one of the agents featured here and talks about signing me and my pal Teresa Robeson as clients.
April/2020 - Storyteller Academy - Where I'm featured as a student success story.
April/2020 - Storyteller Academy - Advice on how to query agents from StoryTeller Academy students.
February/2020 - Writing and Illustrating - LILLYBELLE, A DAMSEL NOT IN DISTRESS book cover reveal.
January/2020 - StoryStorm2020- Joana Pastro's senses searches for prompts.
December/2019 - Soaring20s - Where I write about being proactive to have a happy and creative New Year.
October/2019 - Publishers Weekly - Announcement for BISA'S CARNAVAL.
September/2019 - ReVISIONweek - Where I talk about filtering feedback to stay true to your vision during revisions.
January/2019 - Publishers Weekly - Announcement for LILLYBELLE, A DAMSEL NOT IN DISTRESS.