Author & Illustrator 

- Jodi-Tatiana Charles, Author -

JODI-TATIANA CHARLES is a first generation American born to loving Haitian parents and a self-made grandmother.  Her strong family roots have instilled in her a pride in her family's culture and heritage, and she wants to share that celebration of diversity with her readers.  She is always curious to seek out new and adventurous ways to learn and to embrace others for their differences and unique qualities.  She is an avid global traveler and dedicates her time to children, the elderly, and cancer causes, through road races, mentoring, and volunteering.  Following in her grandmother's footsteps, she has crafted a career of educating entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and small-business professionals on the importance of growing and marketing their unique brands. She lives in her beloved community of Marblehead, Massachusetts.  

- Diana Lisanto, Illustrator -

DIANA LISANTO started her illustrating was as a kid, drawing characters on her desk in elementary school. She continued to draw and create into adulthood, graduating from Syracuse University with a BFA in illustration. She now lives in Boston, MA as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator. Her main goal whenever she illustrates is humor. If she doesn’t find herself laughing while working, she knows something isn’t right. Her work may be geared towards children, but she believes it can be appreciated and loved by all ages.

- Necto Publishing -

NECTO PUBLISHING is an independent publisher of engaging children’s books that unite all communities, based in Marblehead, MA USA. Necto Publishing hand-picks books by some of the newest writers and illustrators in the world—books of good heart, strong character, and excellent in story, illustration and design. We try to choose stories children and parents will want to read hundreds of times, for ages 0 to 10 (sometimes infinity).


Our books are sold globally, in digital and print editions.

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