Following the footsteps

by Tina Tedesco-Vella & Illustrated by Shannen Marie Paradero

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/18/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781504321723
Format : E-Book
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Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781504321730
Format : Audio
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ISBN : 9781504321884

About the Book

Following the footsteps introduces Taylor and their adventures at the beach. We follow Taylor through what they encounter at the beach and how they deal with being on their own, feeling lost after they wander off from their parents. You'll note that I use the pronouns they, them not he,she. This is purposeful use of pronoun writing. The character Taylor has not been given a gender as I wanted to reflect non-binary persons.

About the Author

Tina Tedesco-Vella is based in the beautiful historic town of Hahndorf, nestled in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, Australia. From her earliest recollection at the age of 4 years old she loved reading, listening and imagining stories from family stories to bedtime stories. Storytelling was fun. She remembers creating stories from a forest painting in the lounge room of her family home. Through her vast work within the disability and community sectors, she discovered that everyone and every picture has a story to tell. So, she took her imagination for story and found that storytelling connects people. It connects one person to another. It connects communities. Her yearning to write a fiction book started like all first-time novelists with an idea, a seed for a story, and then turned into something else altogether. Writing short stories has been a favourite and here her first children’s book was created. Following the footsteps was inspired from family holidays she had experienced, to be inclusive of all people, and her love of storytelling.