Katrina Ávila Munichiello
I am a freelance writer, editor, and lifelong lover of books. I was the kind of kid who woke up before sunrise to read before school and my passion for books has never waned. (This is clearly in evidence when you take a peek at my To Be Read stack.)
After nearly a decade of work in public health and the non-profit sector, I became a stay-at home mom. Twelve years and three children later has helped me confirm my life’s ambition — writing.
On a wing and a prayer I developed my first (and hopefully not last) book “A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup at a Time.” I compiled this collection of essays written by tea lovers around the world and it was published by Tuttle Publishing in 2011. Since then I have had articles and essays featured in outlets including Yankee Magazine and Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. I served some of my favorite professional moments as Senior Editor of Tea Magazine and through that role even got to cover a Mother’s Day tea at the White House hosted by Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Prince Harry.
I’ve now branched out from my tea writing to a new world of picture books and middle grade books. I am a member of NESCBWI, the Vice President of Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library and an advisor for an elementary school Newspaper Club.