Meet the Author

Megan E. Mancini

is a mother of two adorable, kind, and courageous children, Sophia and Leo. She is also the mother of a rambunctious puppy, Lady. Sophia, Leo, and Lady were the inspiration behind Camilla and all of those in her little world. Her children's kindness, love for others, and zest for life never ceases to amaze her...

A couple of years ago, during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Megan started jotting down some thoughts about finding joy in all situations. The media was saturated with sadness, illness, and uncertainty. However, there would occasionally be a news story about joy and hope like when the people of an Italian village, all under strict quarantine and isolation, began to sing from their balconies TOGETHER! There is always joy and hope, you just have to look for it.

One thing led to another and she wrote her debut children's books, "The Picture Puzzle". The Camilla & Company children's book series is all about resiliency and finding a solution to every problem. Megan believes good mental health is so important, especially for today's youth. The series encourages children to "come along" with Camilla while she explores and navigates different emotions with help from her aunt, Aunt Elle, and her puppy, Lady!

"Forgiveness and understanding are such important concepts for children to learn and practice. I think our world could always use a little more love, forgiveness, and understanding."