Sri Lankan author a finalist in the prestigious TopShelf Book Awards | Sunday Observer

Sri Lankan author a finalist in the prestigious TopShelf Book Awards

Dr. Krishanthi and her children
Dr. Krishanthi and her children

Dr. Krishanthi Rondon Fuentes, a former senior staff member of UNESCO and UNICEF with expertise in the sustainable development agenda, is also an author of children’s books, having commenced writing in 2016.

Writing under the pen name R.F. Kristi, to date, she has written 9 children’s books in the Inca Cat Detective Series that have been translated into Sinhala, French, Spanish, German and Chinese with the Russian and Tamil language versions to be released soon.

In fact, Dr. Fuentes will launch 7 of her books here in Sri Lanka on December 14, at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute.

Just prior to her launch in Sri Lanka, Dr Fuentes was honoured by the Top Shelf magazine who have named her as a finalist in this year’s book awards.

Over the years TopShelf Magazine has built a powerful brand that booksellers, librarians, authors, and book-lovers everywhere trust. TopShelf is a literary journal geared toward assisting the ever-evolving needs of its readers and is packed with marketing advice, trade reviews, exclusive author interviews, book spotlights, indie discoveries, and more. TopShelf’s editors vet each book they spotlight, so readers know that the books they find in TopShelf Magazine are worth their time and money.

With her children’s books, Dr Fuentes hopes to encourage children to love and respect animals and understand different cultures, as each book is based in a new country. For example, the characters in the series visit Colombo, Paris, Provence, London, Transylvania, Seoul, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. All proceeds from the sale of her books will go towards animal welfare in Sri Lanka.

The Inca Cat series will be published by Sarasavi Publishers and will be on sale for Xmas shoppers, so all you parents and children out there, the Inca Cat Detective series, will be helping an animal in need as well!