MAPLE VALLEY, Wash., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Illustrator and author Nona recently announced the publication of the first volume in a series of children's discovery tales featuring a dreaming, traveling cat by the name of TORC (https://torcthecat.com/books). "TORC 1 discoveries in North America" is the first of two planned volumes in the North America cycle, with subsequent TORC cycles set in different continents around the world. Each book is lushly illustrated by the author, who also recently donated over 400 copies of the original print run to various charities.
Synopsis: Modeled from Nona's own beloved feline friend, TORC is a talented, curious cat who dreams of himself in various adventures while he sleeps. Playing the role of kitty-detective, TORC often explores the wonderful world of animals all around him, sharing what he discovers with his young audience.
The entire book series will eventually cover all of the continents on Earth, generally following a two-books-per-continent publication pattern. Each two-book publication will also be followed by a special volume, featuring unique themes. The publication date of December 2019 is set for "TORC 2 discoveries in North America" with the North America special book planned around "Discoveries on the Farm."
Nona is an established artist who is driven by social awareness and compassion. She has donated hundreds of books to children in need at a variety of locations, including Seattle Children's Toy Drive, Fred Hutch, Treehouse for Foster Youth, Everett Community College, multiple preschools and the Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS).
"Children need books to transform into well balanced adults. I am lucky enough to be in a position where I can contribute my own work to help future generations pursue a life-long journey of reading and discovery," said Nona.
Nona is currently available for interviews and appearances regarding her TORC series, as well as her fine-art studio productions. Stay connected with TORC the Cat and Nona at:
About Nona Design
Simona "Nona" Dragomir is an illustrator and emerging children's author who creates beautiful works of art meant to inspire change throughout the world. Her studio focuses on book publishing, photography, illustration and other types of fine art. Nona is constantly driven by her love of science, nature and deep desire to live in harmony with the environment. The TORC the Cat series was born from Nona's passion to help children find the joy of learning and discovery. Follow her work, and TORC's adventures at: www.Nona.design & www.TORCtheCat.com.
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