Max and Tansy's Secret Hideaway


This book is about two mallard ducks who constantly come and swim in the pool right outside my kitchen window of the complex where I live. Throughout the years my husband, Steve, and I created many stories about them. One day I decided that these two ducks, Tansy and Max should be the stars of my next children’s book.

This story focuses on social anxiety and having time to ourselves is very necessary. For Max, having a secret hideaway gives him peace and something to look forward to. I incorporate main characters from all of my previous books into this story. Thanks to Tansy, Max becomes educated about different disabilities that are highlighted in my previous books.

Vanessa Castro
Publication date: 
September 13, 2022
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