My name is Maria Retana, I was born in Cuba but I am now a resident of Tucson and an author for bilingual children’s books. I have written and published over 20 books. I have the privilege to have Miles Last, my grandson, join me in publishing children’s books. He was born in Tucson, AZ, in 2011. At the age of seven he joined me, and together we wrote the second book in the Miles and Lee series, titled Miles & Lee Save the Monarch Butterflies. In kindergarten, Miles wrote his own fantasy story. He enjoys reading, filming short films, and watching movies. Miles plays basketball, practices karate, and is a 6th grader at Rincon Vista Middle School. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his parents and little brother Lee.
Our new release is a comic Miles & Lee and the Ghosts from the Lighthouse/ Miles & Lee y los Fantasmas del Faro. It was published on January 28, 2023.
In addition to Miles Last’s cooperation in this new release, his brother, Lee Last, a 2nd grader in Senita Valley Elementary, is one of the main characters along with Miles.
You will be able to find this review by Mari Migliore on my Amazon page.
This is a very imaginative story co-written by a young boy. And who knows what boys like better than a young boy? It is a grand adventure. You never know what will happen next. Give it a read in either English or Spanish!
Miles & Lee and the Ghosts from the Lighthouse/ Miles & Lee y los Fantasmas del Faro is a bilingual comic and the 4th book in the Miles & Lee series. Join the adventurous brothers Miles and Lee as they take a journey of magic, fun, and daring rescue. From their grandparents’ garden to a whimsical lighthouse. These two live wires are part of an amazing plan to save the town of Crescent City, Ca. from some hunting villains. With the help of two living dragons, Golden and Silvery, the heroes save the day. A mix of sci-fi and adventure, this tale of mystery and supernatural intrigue will delight readers and captivate their hearts and minds.
We hope that our new release encourages other future young writers within our communities. Miles & Lee and the Ghosts from the Lighthouse/ Miles & Lee y los Fantasmas del Faro is now available at Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com among other retailers. Publication date: 1/28/2023, in paperback and eBook (Kindle Unlimited) formats.