Welcome to "Making Connections!" A blog-post series highlighting the amazing women entrepreneurs we have the pleasure of knowing and working with in Lac La Biche, Plamondon and surrounding areas! Each week we will be highlighting a different woman entrepreneur who is benefiting the community with their knowledge, drive, talent and skill. We're truly honoured and blessed to call these beautiful individuals our friends and are so excited for the opportunity to work with them in our little piece of northern paradise!
Welcome to the third feature in our Connections series. This week we are super excited to share with you the incredible Katrina Mamela and Little Tree Publishing!
I’ve written since I was a wee-person, journals dating back to age seven. Writing has always been a big part of my life. It’s existed as an emotional outlet for me during tough times and also as a way to communicate moments of uplift and joy. I guess you could say I attempt to translate my thoughts into words so that they can be shared with others. In the end I think that’s what writing is all about – making ideas and thoughts available and accessible to others so that we can connect as humans.
I’ve always felt a connection with others who write as a means to express. There’s something about the choice to communicate via words that unites us.
When I first met Katrina I felt that connection – this woman is a bona fide writer! Upon getting to know her through mutual friends, meetings, the studio and of course through her words I was motivated by her drive to create uplifting books for children inspired by her own adorable little humans. Truth be told I started writing when I was little because of books – children’s books. And now I’m stoked to say that I not only know an author of children’s books, but also a publisher of children’s books as well! Katrina listened to her heart and created Little Tree Publishing earlier this year and has experienced immense success with the release of her first book, “Got Your Nose”! I, like so many others, excitedly await the release of future books by this beautiful individual. I know her work will inspire youth to read and write just as I was inspired through thoughtful and meaningful stories as a youth.
I'll let you her tell you more!
“Once upon a time a little boy inspired his mom to write a story. One turned into two and Little Tree Publishing was born out of a desire to share these stories with other families.
Katrina Mamela is the author and publisher at Little Tree, a mom of two, preschool educator, food enthusiast, long time lover of books and writing. Her first book "Got Your Nose!" is the story of a little boy who has his nose stolen by grandma and held hostage for a kiss. He takes to the wilderness to find an even better nose. But will animal noses suffice in place of his own nose?
She is working on book two with a release date set for Fall of 2017 and has many other ideas (including a rhyming book!) bouncing around in her brain.”