When Astrid's first space mission goes disastrously wrong, she realizes she needs a bit more training than she thought!
A story about inclusion, diversity, and the power of math to help one boy with autism thrive among his peers.
A Tie for Barry COMING SOON!
OUT ON SUBMISSION!
(Picture Book - 465 words)
Tired of zoo visitors’ demands for monkey-see-monkey-do, Milo the monkey takes his pals to vacation on a deserted island. Here they have to do nothing! Soon they're bored, but all they have brought with them are bananas and Milo’s imagination! Fun & pun filled story for 3-8 yos.
This is the first book in the planned series: GONE FISHING, GONE COOKOO, GONE NUTS.
Comps: IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE x WONKY DONKEY
(578 words + 224 words Backmatter - recipe)
One day, a big car picks up Nana, and Evie wonders about where it's taking her. When her Mom and Dad can't find the right words to explain that Nana died, Papa takes it upon himself to teach Evie about death and helps her remember Nana with a special recipe for ‘synonym rolls.’ They turn out to be just as warm and sweet as her grandmother used to be.
Comps: THE MEMORY BOX x THE INVISIBLE STRING
OUT ON SUBMISSION!
Bohemian Girl in Ruins
How (Not) to Fall in Love in Bohemia
women’s fiction w/romcom elements
A castle owner's hopes for a Prince Charming shatter like a glass slipper when she falls for her employee: a sexy tour-guide who'd rather feed her to a dragon than reciprocate her feelings.
Prague 1939: Pursued by the Nazis, Dr. Stein chases after an ancient mythical being his Schizophrenic patients claim to have seen (kill) at the asylum. Paranormal evidence mounts. Nazis close in. What will unravel first? The thousand-year-old myth or the doctor’s mind?
POETRY & ART
When it comes to writing, poetry has always been my first love.
I will be sharing some of it with you soon. I’ll even post my art, which, as it turns out, has a therapeutic effect on me.
ABOUT / CONTACT
Born behind the Iron Curtain in the then Czechoslovakia, Aneta Cruz found liberation through books.
After immigrating to the United States she has earned a BA in English Literature, MFA in Creative Writing, and an Early Childhood Special Education Credential.
When she's not teaching her class of preschoolers diagnosed with Autism and Speech/Language Impairment how to love books (among many other things), she reads and writes them.