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Do you love getting lost in a story, meeting new friends, and traveling to new worlds through the pages of a book?

Me too... all my life, I've gravitated to fantasy stories, stories I felt I could be a part of. Books took me on journeys of exciting adventures in faraway lands I otherwise never would have gotten to experience, and I’m here to create those experiences for children around the world.

I'm Jacquitta A. McManus, an accomplished children's book author specializing in fantasy adventures. Ever since I was a child, I've been drawn to imaginative stories that transport me to far-off lands and exciting adventures. As an adult, I've made it my mission to create those experiences for young readers around the world.


My own writing journey began when I realized there was a lack of representation of children of color in the fantasy genre. I wanted to change that, so I started crafting my stories featuring dynamic characters and vivid worlds. I also founded Worlds To Discover, a publishing company dedicated to promoting my voice in children's literature.


I'm thrilled to have published eight books so far, including my first book Anyia - Dream of a Warrior,  which received five stars from Reader's Favorite. My other works, like Baby Princess and the Lost Doll and Anyia - Warriors Challenge and Talee and the Maze-a-thon Race, have also been well-received by readers and critics alike.


My mission is to kindle the flames of curiosity, encourage limitless dreams, and promote inclusivity through the magic of storytelling. I aim to provide children with more than just books; I offer them keys to new worlds, perspectives, and opportunities. 


My Commitment

  • Inspiration: I strive to create stories that inspire young readers to dream big, believe in themselves, and embrace their unique potential.

  • Empowerment: Through my stories, I hope to empower children by featuring strong, diverse characters who challenge stereotypes and ignite their own inner strength.

  • Diversity: I celebrate our beauty of diversity, ensuring my stories reflect the rich tapestry of people of color and fostering empathy and understanding.

Our Promise

  • Quality: I'm dedicated to delivering the highest quality literature, meticulously crafted to captivate young hearts and stimulate young minds.

  • Impact: I aspire to make a positive impact by sparking conversations, instilling important life lessons, and fostering a lifelong love of reading.


As you explore, you'll discover stories that entertain, enlighten, and empower. Whether you're a young reader, parent, educator, or book lover, I invite you to join my journey of imagination, growth, and celebration. Together, let's inspire, empower, and discover the magic within the pages of a book.

Fun Facts

My first magazine writeup.

Growing Strong Magazine Write up - Children Book Author

Wacom Repost

Wacom Illustration Repost - Children Book Author
Screen Shot from Puffy Muffin Video - Children Book Author

Screenshot from Puffy Muffin Video

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