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Coming in 2019 

“You can be sure that Kathy once space-walked right over your hometown. Her story inspires me, and I hope it inspires girls around the globe.”—Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society

     Now available in paperback!

A 2017 Amelia Bloomer List selection

 PHOTO CREDIT: JAGG Imaging

"Eliza is endearing and authentic; one looks forward to her ongoing adventures... Eliza Bing is a star on the rise." - Kirkus 

           Coming September 25, 2018

The sequel to Eliza Bing Is (Not) A Big, Fat Quitter 

*Now scheduling author visits* 

Now available in paperback!

A Junior Library Guild selection, nominated for four state awards, and 

2015 Christopher Award winner


Ninja-writer illustration by Debbie Ridpath-Ohi

Cover art for Eliza Bing by Karen Donnelly

​Cover art for To The Stars! by Nicole Wong

Hi!


Welcome to the official website of children's author Carmella Van Vleet. I'm so glad you stopped by. Have fun looking around! 



cartoon by Debbie Ridpath-Ohi. (Go ahead, click on it!) 

GIVE YOUR CHILD A SUMMER OF ADVENTURE AND DISCOVERY!