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Books and Zines


Written by Mary Lou Sanelli

Illustrated by Jessica Levey

Published by Chatwin Books


From the publisher: "Bella’s mom encouraged her to try many different things… and Bella did! Mary Lou Sanelli is an author, speaker, and dance teacher who has published seven collections of poetry and three works of non-fiction. Honorariums include an Artist Trust GAP Award, Poetry on the Buses, A Jack Straw Writers Award, A Seattle Bumbershoot Festival Book Award, and a GoodReads Notable Book Award. She is a regular columnist for Art Access magazine, City Living, Lilipoh magazine, the Queen Anne / Magnolia News, and she contributes to Dance Teacher magazine, the Seattle Times, and National Public Radio. Bella Likes to Try is her first children’s book."

Mini-zine, accordion fold

Bella Likes to Try - by Mary Lou Sanelli

Interior Illustration

Image from upcoming publication, Bella (for Mary Lou).JPG
A Sudden Misunderstanding Survival Guide

Mini-zine, accordion fold

Do you love someone who always says things the wrong way? 

Ever suffered the escalation, embarrassment, regret, and other misfortunes of a Sudden Misunderstanding? 

Great! This guide's for you! 

This mini-zine contains six vital tips for surviving a sudden misunderstanding and navigating the mine-field of interpersonal communication, delivered in fun illustrated form.


Fold-out poster included! 

New Copies Soon!

A Sudden Misunderstanding Survival Guide

Sample from the zine

A Sudden Misunderstanding Survival Guide
Tiny Meditation Zine Comic Jessica Levey

Mini-zine, accordion fold

Is your head so full of doubt, fear, wild plans, and swirling clouds of crap, you wonder how it doesn't just explode? 


Here's a Tiny Meditation for a Crowded Mind!

This mini-zine contains six steps to help someone new to meditation (or experienced but in need of a reminder) learn to quiet their mind quickly in any setting... delivered in fun illustrated form. 

Fold out poster included! 

New Copies Soon!

Tiny Meditation For A Crowded Mind

Sample from the zine

coming soon!

The Quiet Realm Jessica Levey YA Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1072244219, Pages: 197

The Quiet Realm

Book One: Of Love, Dreams, and Death-Doors

In the Quiet Realm, death really is the stuff of dreams...

It had been an intense couple of weeks.

Stella had left home, moved in with her best friend, and been ghosted by her first real boyfriend--all before the school year ended.


She was definitely looking for a fresh start the day she stepped inside the dusty old bookshop, it's just that inheriting a magical portal to the Afterlife wasn't quite what she had in mind.

Reviews from readers:

"...this first book is a terrific example of what she does best: such great world building, terrific magic, scary stuff done just right, romance done well and not gooey-fake, sweet friendships, engaging from beginning to end! (LyP, Amazon reviewer) 


"Such a good sense of place and mood...This story about courage, love, loss and magic takes you on quite a journey to an exciting and sometimes scary metaphysical landscape..."  (Jill W, Amazon reviewer)

"Jessica Levey definitely has a knack for imagery...Though it had a classic “chosen one” type of start, the concept of this book was unique and refreshing. I thoroughly enjoyed the directions I was taken in, I never knew what to expect. I couldn’t stop reading because I needed to know what happened next..." (Vega, Goodreads reviewer)

These Eight Jessica Levey Poetry Author

Chapbook, Pages: 12

A collection of poems on the nature of relationships, blended families, depression, overheard phone conversations, and the shifting complexities of sexuality.


This collection takes readers from the fast-moving passenger seat of an old truck to a clover-strewn spring field, to the heat and exhalation of a chance meeting in crowded bar, to the whispered isolation of a December morning. 


Originally published under the name El Levy. 

Temporarily Out Of Stock

These Eight

Excerpt from the poem "The Bones of Your Feet"

I'm ready for fall. 

To wrap myself away, 

In things that smell of soap, 

Fermented tea and mint. 

To let furrowed fields lay

While the skies grow stars

To mark our harvest. 

For leaves to cover 

The bones of your feet 

In their own faded spines.

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