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2023: Long Islanders Voted Maria DiCostanzo & Kim Messina Best Children’s Author on Long Island!
Maria DiCostanzo & Kim Messina
P.O. BOX 1611, Rocky Point
(631) 553-7483 – happylovesprinkles.com
Maria DiCostanzo and Kim Messina recently collaborated on a children’s book titled “Happy Love Sprinkles.” The picture book is an enchanting poetic story of friendship and happiness that will warm the hearts of children and adult readers alike. When DiCostanzo is not snowboarding, zip-lining through the rainforest, or white water rafting in Class 5 rapids, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and photography. Kim lives on the rocky coast of Long Island where she enjoys feeding wild turkeys, moon gazing, and playing backyard soccer with her husband and dog, Luna. An avid animal lover, Kim founded My Human ‘N’ Me, Inc., a human-grade pet treat company that offers gourmet jerky bites for dogs.
2022: Long Islanders Voted Kelsey Elizabeth Edquist Best Children’s Author!
Kelsey Elizabeth Edquist
1 Larsen Ave. Glenwood Landing
Kelsey Elizabeth Edquist is more than just a triple threat – the singer, dancer, and actress is a children’s book author, too. For her business, Royal Princess Prep Party Company, she performs as three of her own original fairytale characters at children’s birthday parties. Now, she has written books about each of them: Tales of Ilaria: Wisteria and Tales of Ilaria: Elodie, and a book about her Christmas elf character, Holly, in the making. The children’s books were illustrated by Kellie Bartlett. Edquist is amazing at interacting with children during the countless parties she’s done with her company, so you know these books will also be a hit with them!