About the Book

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    It all started at the carnival...That’s where Joey makes a new friend: a bright yellow balloon. Joey and his beloved balloon do everything together, until the balloon accidentally slips off Joey’s wrist and flies far, far away. What will Joey do without his special friend?

    Tiffany Papageorge has crafted a poignant tale of love, loss, and letting go that will serve as a comforting guide to children who are navigating the complicated emotions of grief. Rich, luminous illustrations by Erwin Madrid perfectly capture these timeless themes, making them accessible to even the youngest reader.

    Honest, unflinching, and ultimately reassuring, My Yellow Balloon ™ will resonate with anyone who has endured the darkness of grief, while offering hope for brighter days ahead.

About the Author

  • Tiffany Papageorge

Tiffany Papageorge has always had a profound love for stories. She earned her MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Through her extensive theater background, which spans a 25-year period and includes work with CBS and Disney, she learned firsthand how stories deeply touch and affect the human spirit. As an author and public speaker she works with parents, teachers, and mental health professionals who want to find new ways to reach, capture, and engage children, including those who are dealing with the issue of loss. She also works with children directly through story to help them grow, heal, and flourish. She and her husband, Paul, live in Los Gatos, California, with their three children. My Yellow Balloon™ is Tiffany’s first children’s book.

You can hire Tiffany Papageorge to come speak at your school or organization, conference or event, to do readings, workshop facilitations, staff training, and inspirational lectures about the power of story. For more information, please contact Tiffany.

About the Illustrator

  • Erwin Madrid

Erwin Madrid was born in the Philippines and grew up in San Jose, California. He earned his BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, CA. During his last semester of college, Erwin was hired by PDI/DreamWorks Animation where he contributed production illustrations for the animated feature film, Shrek 2. He later became a visual development artist for the Shrek and Madagascar franchise and Megamind. Erwin has also done conceptual art for the video game industry for titles like Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. He now works full time as a children’s book illustrator. Learn more about Erwin at erwinmadrid.blogspot.com

Minoan Moon

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Minoan Moon Publishing™ is dedicated to peace, the advancement of creativity in all of its forms, and the deep honoring of the human spirit.

All of our titles aim to penetrate the conscious mind and the psyche to get right to the heart of the reader, speaking directly to their soul to restore joy, purity, vitality, and wholeness to the human experience.

We want to connect with purpose-driven, like-minded authors driven to create stories that move, inspire, and transform their readers. If you are working on a manuscript that is so much more than just a manuscript—it’s your life’s work and your greatest contribution to art—we want to meet you. We will begin accepting manuscripts for consideration in 2015.

Thank you so much for your interest in our publishing company. Keep living your art.


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