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Marcus has loved books since he was a baby. Our favorites include the magic school bus, maisy, winnie the pooh story book collection, and what should danny do, among countless others.

These stories have provided us with invaluable dialogue and understanding of the world we live in. But I got to thinking… we don’t have, nor have we ever come across, a book that Marcus, an american born, beijing raised, half kenyan boy could truly identify with on a new level.

We also lack books about issues surrounding en route travel, airport procedures, baggage claim đź’€, customs, among many other stress-inducing hiccups associated with traveling with small children.

And so I thought: If this series could reduce even a fraction of travel-related anxiety felt by parents and their kids, then it is worth writing.

If it could give an expat child, or any child, a way to indentify with a character who embraces the culture he’s in – even if it’s not the one he’s from – or the one he looks like he belongs to – then it’s worth writing.

Ig: @travelingsammyseries


Traveling + living abroad with kids can be exciting- but often challenging.

The Traveling Sammy Series is about a traveling toddler who encounters many thrills and obstacles while living abroad.

The first book to be released is titled “Sammy’s first time flying.”

The writing is finished – illustrations to come! I’ll be providing updates on book development here and on the series instagram page @travelingsammyseries.

If you are interested in this series, please follow my work here and @travelingsammyseries instagram. Thanks everyone!


I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.
-Henry David Thoreau