Traveling Stories ( welcomes published author Simonetta Carr to the Santee StoryTent on Wednesday, August 19 from 3:30 to 4:30pm for a free, special event for children of all ages.

Carr is the author of 11 books in the Reformation Heritage Books series of Christian Biographies for Young readers. During her visit to the StoryTent, she will take the children through the adventurous story of Marie Durand and her family, and will explain the process of writing a biography for children.  To learn more about the books Carr has written, please visit

Carr and Reformation Heritage Books will donate three copies of her latest book to be given away at this special StoryTent event.


Carr has visited several schools to inspire children to explore their historical heritage and improve their writing. Born in Italy, Carr has lived and worked in different cultures. Three of Carr’s books have been finalists for the San Diego Book Awards. Anselm of Canterbury has won first prize as best biography at the 2014 San Diego Book Awards, and first prize at the 2014 Athanatos Christian Writing Contest.


The Santee StoryTent takes place at the Santee Farmers’ Market (9608 Carlton Hills Blvd., Santee CA 92071) the third Wednesday of every month from 3pm to 5pm. The program provides free reading support to children and is run by members of the West Hills High School Key Club in partnership with Traveling Stories.

Traveling Stories is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in San Diego that transforms reluctant readers into confident ones through local StoryTent programs. To learn more, please visit