From the author: I love learning about Jesus, the angels, and the saints, so a book with this topic has been in the back of my mind. I created an original version as a gift for my grandchildren. I made it very personal for them. The saints I included were connected to their names. They loved it! The other reason I created this book was a little selfish. I wanted the kids to take some spiritual reading material to church. Superheroes and ninja books at church just weren’t cutting it for me. The “grandkids’ version” turned out so nicely that I thought maybe others would like something similar. I expanded the original version, created all the coloring pages, wrote stories that I thought would be interesting for kids and adults, and out came “Jesus, Angels, and Very Special Saints.” Even as an adult, it’s difficult to read about many of the saints because they were martyred for their faith. I wanted this book to be positive and uplifting, not a scary one for kids, so all of the stories focus on the saints’ lives and generous deeds, minus the scary parts.
In a former life, Ms. Paglia was an elementary teacher in Pennsylvania. She and her husband have three grown children, five grandchildren, and a little pup named Bella. "Grammy Pags" enjoys gardening, tap dancing, yoga, and, of course, writing stories for kids! Ms. Paglia is a member of SCBWI, PennWriters, and WestPA Authors.