Stacy's Books

Jairo The Leatherback Hero Book Tour

My Florida book tour!

Promoting my new book
"Jairo, The Leatherback Hero"
ABC news coverage and interview!

"Gumbo Limbo Nature Center" is a sea turtle rehabilitation facility located in Boca Raton South East Florida.

My Journey
Creating Jairo...

A young curious Costa Rican boy named “Jairo” witnesses poachers robbing a sea turtle nest from the beautiful sheltered cove where he lives. An encounter with an old wise leatherback sea turtle named “Traveler” tells him of the many environmental hazards and obstacles caused by humans he had to overcome during his long lifetime at sea. On his journey, Jairo learns a heartfelt conservational lesson and pledges to the old wise turtle to bring awareness to his villagers as to why the leatherback species is severely endangered to the point of extinction, and must be respected and protected.

About the
Author & Illustrator

Stacy Erin Myers wrote and illustrated her first children's book about a soulful, yet mechanical pony ride, who wishes on a falling star to become a real pony. Since that first book was published in 2000, threading moral messages into each story has become a hallmark of Stacy’s writing. Her playful imagination and thought provoking stories convey courage, acceptance and purpose into more than just words when she combines them with her adorable characters, all of whom, seem to have their own challenge to overcome. With her sixth book, Jairo, The Leatherback Hero, Stacy was inspired to focus on a very important environmental message. Stacy is a fictional author, illustrator, professional oil painter and accomplished chef residing in her native Southern California with her husband and their three rescue dogs who keep a watchful eye on her while she creates and paints!

Clean oceans are crucial to our marine life's existance.

"Jairo, The Leatherback Hero"
Winner of a 2016
Benjamin Franklin
Silver Medal Award!

A peek at my latest commission piece!

9'x9' oil on canvas

"Jairo, The Leatherback Hero"

Brings Light to the Plight
of the Leatherback Sea Turtle!

Hi everyone! After a year and a half of hatching, I’m proud to announce the release of my new children’s book…

“Jairo The Leatherback Hero” is available NOW!

In conjunction with its release, I will be on a book signing promotional tour on the East Coast of Florida the last week of July 2016.

My tour begins on the Treasure Coast, known not only for it’s beautiful white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and warm trade winds, but also for the many sea turtle nesting areas along its shores. July 26, I will be signing at the Boca Raton Resort followed by the Loggerhead Marine-life Center and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

My tour caps off on July 30th and 31st at two very special annual events I am honored to be part of the Disney’s Vero Beach Resort turtle release and the STC Sea Turtle Conservancy Center “Tour de Turtles.” At both events I will be happily donating 100% of my proceeds directly to the STC. With this sweet story, I hope to bring light to the plight of the leatherback sea turtle and a conservational message of awareness and knowledge to a new generation of small heroes and adults alike!

“Jairo, The Leatherback Hero” is available in hardback on Amazon.com and can also be purchased directly from this link!

Click on the cover above for a summary of the story.

Signed and personalized copies will also be available by request.

*A percentage of proceeds from all book sales will also be donated to other costal wildlife centers.

"Jairo, The Leatherback Hero"

A young curious Costa Rican boy named “Jairo” witnesses poachers robbing a sea turtle nest from the beautiful sheltered cove where he lives. An encounter with an old wise leatherback sea turtle named “Traveler” tells him of the many environmental hazards and obstacles caused by humans he had to overcome during his long lifetime at sea. Jairo learns a heartfelt conservational lesson and pledges to the old wise turtle to bring awareness to his villagers as to why the leatherback species is severely endangered to the point of extinction, and must be respected and protected or one day soon, they will all be gone.

Creating the magic...

 

 

 

 

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination”
-Henry David Thoreau

A vision every children's book author loves to see!

Maremaid, A Pony's Tale

15th Anniversary...

Veterinarians Love Mio!

"Veterinarians Love Mio! Mio makes time to take a few photos with some loving local veterinarians!"