RNE Desde la ventanilla. Mariano Fresnillo y Maria Jesus Cuesta
I love radio
I met Mariano Fresnillo the first time I went to Radio Nacional. We talked about “Los Piratas en Japón”, about art that can help and about disability in kids books. While waiting to go in the recording studio, he told me about his books and about a new project he was working on.
That project is a new book now. And an amazing one.
It is a book full of color, to show the world of those who don’t see those colors.
You can listen the interview (in Spanish only, sorry!):
Este verano, estoy participando con varios youtubers en un viaje de vuelta al mundo literario muy especial.
Estamos visitando lugares tan mágicos como Neverland, Hogwarts, Fantasía y un largo etc.
Os dejo algunas de las imágenes de esta aventura literaria en Twitter e Instagram.
Podéis seguirla con el hashtag #lavueltaalmundoconbooktube
El pasado mes de abril estuve en la Feria Profesional del Libro Infantil y Juvenil de Bolonia. Un lugar único, donde se concentran más de mil editoriales de todos los rincones del mundo, autores, agentes e ilustradores. Allí se cocinan las novedades del mercado editorial.
Pero también se aprende, se inspira, se respira arte e historias. Aunque es una feria agotadora y a veces frustante.
Os lo cuento todo en este artículo que escribí para la Asociación de Autores e Ilustradores de Libros Infantiles y Juveniles.
Last March 10th, I gave my first TEDx talk.
It was an amazing experience and I would love to give another one some day in a near future.
You can watch it in Spanish here (English translation will be available in a few months, sorry for that).
Please post your comments and drawings. I would love to see them.
It’s here! It’s real! Los piratas en Japón, is the first book both written and illustrated by me. It is already published in Spanish and it will be published in English next June and this makes me very excited.
A hilarious story of a group of pirates who, looking for the treasure, get lost and arrive to Japan. It is recommended for people from 2 to 99 years old. You can already buy your own signed copy in my shop in this site, and shipping is free during Christmas or in the best Children’s bookshops in Spain (more info below). Thanks a lot!
And if you want to be an “Ambassador pirate”, please drop me a line but take into account… this is only for the brave mateys…
Bookshops were you will find it:
Dragón Lector – C/Sagunto 20 – 28010 Madrid
Liberespacio – C/ Joaquín María López, 25 – 28015 Madrid
The news I am writing about today, fills me with joy. Yesterday April 22nd, I had the great honor to be awarded as the winner of the sixth short story contest organized by the library Dragon Lector. The name of my story was “Don Quidai of the Galaxy”.
Although it is not the first competition I win, the last one was long time ago. I am very happy to have won this contest.
My work has been edited, and in addition to the award, I have received a hand signed copy of Don Quixote de la Mancha, with a nice personal dedication by Arturo Pérez, Reverte. Thank you!
And thanks a lot to all of you who are always supporting me. A piece of this award is also yours.
I had been very lucky to share microphone with Mariano Fresnillo at Spanish National Radio (RNE) in the program La Frontera. We talked about books and disability and about the project of books in 3D for blind children in which I collaborate with the University of Colorado (USA). We agreed that disability should be shown in children’s books as natural as it happens in our daily lives.
Thanks a lot to Mariano and MªAngeles for such a great experience. I hope we can do it again soon.