MISS ANNA ENJOYS
WRITING & ILLUSTRATING...
Content-rich stories that encourage discovery and discussion
Stories that cultivate creativity and welcome imagination
Stories that educate and entertain both children and their parents
Stories that promote read-together time
Stories and language (vocabulary and sentence structure) that expose children to a little more sophisticated language than what they are generally exposed to
Stories and language that nurture growing minds
Stories that are wholesome, warm, and happy and sprinkled with innocent humor and wit
Stories that make children nod with delight and approval
Who is Miss Anna?
MISS ANNA IS
Miss Anna likes to think "outside of the box".
She likes to focus on the big picture.
She enjoys pondering about the "what ifs".
Her mind is always busy imagining all possibilities.
She cherishes flashes of inspiration and insight.
She desires to be of service to all,
especially to little children.
Can you tell me more about Miss Anna?
Since you insist, we'll tell you a little bit more.
doesn't drink coffee or tea.
It gives her a massive headache.
She is refraining herself from eating a Haagen-Dazs ice-cream
(vanilla her favorite), opting for a carrot stick instead.
She currently lives in Portland, Oregon
and loves the rain that makes everything so green.
She likes Thai food.
She spent 11 years of her early years in Bangkok
eating all the savory dishes Thailand has to offer.
She's Korean (South).
And considering that she only lived 3 months in that land,
it's amazing that she passes as a native speaker from Korea.
Still, she frequently puts her nose in a dictionary
which very much humbles her.
She studied Linguistics and Spanish at
the University of California, Irvine.
Don't ask her to speak Spanish, please.
She's very much out of practice.
She studied TESOL and Composition for her Masters
during the time she lived in the Bay Area (San Francisco).
She misses Ghiradeilli and its decadent chocolate sundaes .
She never dreamt of becoming a writer.
It was serendipity, really...
She never liked numbers.
She never liked any subjects that dealt with numbers.
She was very very proud of the B- she got in Algebra.
She really worked hard for it.
Today, she is 95% healed of math anxiety.
The Numbers in the Number Story doctored her and
befriended her, making her smile with the endless stories they tell.
She wishes ALL children to be introduced to numbers
in a different light--not as calculating scrooges
but as jolly new friends!
Miss Anna's stories are a perfect fit for
parents who are looking for a new approach that truly works
grandparents who want to hear the silvery chirps of their grandchildren as they are reading the stories together
scouts on a lookout for a great fundraiser
teachers who are looking for content-filled and educational children's books the whole class can enjoy
libraries which seek to make available to the families great award-winning books in popular demand
book clubs that are compiling a new list of great reads
private schools (preschools, kindergartens, and elementary) which want to receive lavish compliments from parents for using such great stories to supplement their curriculum
children with needs who have a hard time learning the traditional way
children's hospitals that want warm yet engaging books that would make their young patients smile and dream
bookstores on a lookout to stock the next best seller
gift stores everywhere (even in museums and airports) that need to carry books that parents sincerely want to buy for their children
companies which are looking for an unpretentious yet unique gift that excites their customers, clients, and patrons (they cannot wait to give it their children/grandchildren and see them smile)
you! Isn't that why you are browsing through Miss Anna's website?