Storyteller’s Ethos is raising money for First Book so that kids in need can experience the joy of reading and the power of learning. First Book believes that education is the best path out of poverty for kids in need. First Book’s mission is to remove barriers so that every child has a chance to learn. Ananya […]



Books are a passport to learning that help introduce kids to new worlds of discovery, imagination and possibility. Storyteller’s Ethos is raising money for First Book so that kids in need can experience the joy of reading and the power of learning. Join us! Donate today at our fundraising page. Storyteller’s Ethos is a program the was […]



The new release is not quite written by Ananya or Brett but it was written by a family member. Thus, making the new ebook part of the Ananya and Brett family of books. We also thought we would let everyone know that Sunday Monacelli (Ananya’s mother) released the ebook yesterday and it is available on Amazon for […]



The last month and half has been a bit difficult and really busy for me. I have been focusing so much on doing everyday chores, paperwork items that I never have time for, and finding a job. Although each of those items is important, I need to make the time to appreciate what I have. I feel […]



It’s funny how time elapses and life moves on. It dawned on me this week that Brett and I published Skipping Stones two years ago. Crazy to think that it has already been two years. I have no idea where the time went. I feel like I blink, and time passes me by. It was such a […]



There have been many changes recently withing my professional career. To help me get through these transitional periods, I have been reading more books on business and leadership to provide me with guidelines and advice on how to navigate through the unsteady waters. To add to my ever increasing knowledge base, I just finished reading Extreme Ownership: […]



I recently read an article in which J.K. Rowling discusses how to be successful. I appreciated her candor and frankness regarding her success and how she got there. For her, it did not happen overnight, nor did she follow the conventional rules. This article resonated with me quite a bit and I have been pondering over the concepts […]



Approximately six years ago I started a new position and upon my hire, was handed a book to read. I always wanted to read it but never made the time to do so. However, I recently decided to finally read The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk. Most of the book was about how social media was […]



I have heard of NaNoWriMo for years and always wanted to participate but never took the leap. In the past, I always made excuses of being too busy and maybe next year I would join in the writing challenge. However, this year was different. This became one of the busiest Novembers as of late and yet I […]



I just finished a novel, Breakout From Sugar Island, from my friend and local author, Seamus Beirne. Seamus did an excellent job bringing realism to this historical fiction narrative and enticed me to want to continue reading to see what would happen next. The characters were well thought out and I felt a connection with the protagonist, […]