Iza's Blog

Hi, I am Iza Trapani and I have wanted to be a childrens book author and illustrator ever since I was a child.

I consider myself very honored and lucky that my dream came true. This is what I looked like when I was little:
When I wasn’t pretending to drive, I spent most of my childhood drawing and reading books. 

I was born in Poland, and spoke only Polish when I came to the United States at the age of seven. My relatives gave me a big book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes and I began to learn English as I read the poems. 

Little did I know that someday I would be writing my own verses and making books for children.  Here is what I look like now:
This is my husband, Rob Rob

He is also an artist - a sculptor and furniture maker. He built this beautiful writing desk for me: 


He also made my drawing table. This is where I do the illustrations for my books: studio


Rob often helps me with my drawings. He’s great with perspective and I appreciate his suggestions. 

Sometimes four eyes are better than two! Click here for My husband’s websiteIf you would like to see more of Rob’s furniture.

My stepson, Gabe is a doctor of Physics and has his own tech company, specializing in augmented reality (don’t ask me to explain!) He’s a great guy and we are very proud of him.
This is Gabe:
Gabe and Iza
This is our new house, which Rob designed and helped build. House
This is our adopted dog, Nugget- a sweetheart!
Iza and Nugget
What else can I tell you? I love animals-especially dogs, and especially big dogs. My favorite color is periwinkle blue.  I love singing, cooking, gardening, hiking, biking, skiing and sailing.  Most of all I love writing and painting books for children!  Click here: —if you would like to write to me.  I would be very happy to hear from you!
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