These past few months I’ve been working on a side project and I’m pleased to announce that the first three books are available in both English and Spanish. Since these are illustrated bible books meant for pre-teens and teenagers, it was quite a stretch to publish in the same genres that I have been publishing as C.E. Flores (books about the writing process and living in Mexico). So, out of necessity, Millie Flores was born.
Millie Flores is still (not) me, but the pen name I am publishing this series of bible books under. She even has her own bio.
Millie Flores was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Education and spent many happy years teaching students of all ages and learning styles. Her household currently consists of one husband, one child, two cats, and three dogs but she’s always willing to take in a stray or two more. She works with her creative artist friend Claudia Guzes to create illustrated bible stories for teens and pre-teens mostly because she thinks the women in the bible were amazing and their stories should be told.
Two of the first three books are like a guessing game. In the Biblical Trivia book, there is a question and four possibilities for the reader to guess. The second page has an illustration of the woman and a bit of information about her life. In Who Was I?, three clues are given to the identity of the woman mentioned in the Old Testament. The next page has a picture of that woman and a bit of information about her life. The third book, Biblical Playing Cards, is a full-color book with bingo and card games ready to be cut and laminated. You can see the English series here and the Spanish versions here.
My son did the Spanish translation for these three books. He’s still learning the ropes, so there was some back and forth about the relative merits of era vs fue but for his first attempt, I’d say they are quite acceptable. Who knows? Perhaps his career as a translator will take off now that he’s finished his high school education, although we are still waiting on that diploma from UVEG.
He has his own logo or whatnot, drawn by the talented Clauda Guzes. He isn’t sure what he’s going to do with this new skill he’s learning, but he does look mighty impressive in the graphic, wouldn’t you say?
Leigh Thelmadatter picked little ol’ ME as a subject for this week’s article for Mexico News Daily. I delightfully showed my son the article and he says, it’s formatted well, but he’s not interested in reading what someone wrote about us because he’s already lived in. Then patted my shoulder and went about his day. Well, I guess that’s how excited a teenager gets about mom’s fame (now if the fortune follows that would be great!).
Anyway, here’s the article if you haven’t already seen it circulating the social media platforms.