The Adventuristas is a series of children’s books for boys and girls ages 4 to 8 designed to entertain and demonstrate to young children how to occupy their minds without digital distractions or the need for parental figures to entertain them. Maya’s Magical Laundry Basket is the first in the series. More adventures with her friends await!


Carolyn is a global adventurer, traveling to six continents, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and completed two Ironman competitions in addition to over 30+ marathons and triathlons. Through all of that travel, she recognized some of the best adventures are the ones you dream up in your mind with just a few props to get you started. That’s how “The Adventuristas” series was born. Today, she and her husband, John, son and two rescue hounds (Maharaja Snugglebottom Flority, a beagle, and Cooper Cuddlestud Flority, a blue-tick coon) live on the side of a volcano on the island of Luzon in the southwest Pacific. Their home base for more adventures, real and imaginary! John is Carolyn’s partner in all things, including adventures and in creating the Adventuristas. Laura is an accomplished illustrator and artist.


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