Anne Miranda

writer & illustrator

About me

Welcome! I'm so glad you found your way to my site!

My name is Anne Miranda. I'm an American living in Madrid, Spain , the mother of two grown sons, and a writer of books and educational materials for young children. My audience ranges from infancy to 3rd grade.

I started writing when I was in college.  My first job was as a staff writer for the Boston Educational Research Company, where my mother was editorial director.  What the odd couple we were writing phonics-based stories as we rode the train in from Concord! We spoke to each other, like binars, using only short vowels and regular consonant sounds.  I wonder what the poor commuters who had to sit next to us thought.  Many of my stories were included in The Superkids reading program authored by Pleasant Rowland, of American Girl Doll fame.

I´ve been freelancing happily ever after on many other educational programs and have published 16 trade books. Night Songs, which I also illustrated, was entered into the Society of Illustrator's Show in 1993 and was named Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year. To Market, To Market, illustrated by Janet Stephens, was an Abby Honor Book, ALA Notable Children's Book, Golden Kite Honor Book for Illustrations, and a Flicker Tale Nominee (ND) in 1999.  Beep! Beep! illustrated by David Murphy, was awarded the Parents’ Choice Foundation’s highest award, a 1999 Parents’ Choice Gold Award. I also had the great privilege of collaborating with Caldecott Award Winner, Ed Emberley, who lived a few towns over from me in Massachusetts.  Our book, Glad Monster Sad Monster, was recently been redesigned and translated into Spanish and French. Not too shabby!

Just short my 60th birthday, I´ve decided to embark on a new adventure in self-publishing with my creative progeny. With our combined creative and technical talents, our goal is to produce high quality e-books and print-on-demand books for a new generation of young readers. 

Take a look at my blog, my Behance gallery, my Zazzle shop, my Imagekind shop, my Amazon profile and my Facebook page. Or feel free to contact me.

Un beso,

 

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