Carmela McCain Simmons
Author & Educator
Like café con leche, I am the unique blend of two wonderfully rich backgrounds.
My first memory of writing was when I learned how to spell my name in first grade. I penciled it all over our white porch steps. When I showed my father, he proudly smiled, then said, “I guess we need to get you some paper.”
One of my greatest joys is sharing in a child’s wonder as he or she discovers the world.
I am a Peruvian-American writer with a passion for sharing nature’s wonders and my cultural heritage with young readers through nonfiction picture books. I write stories of hope about our environment, stories that empower children with tools to achieve a better future.