"Ameliya disappears is the adventure of a little girl who lives with her grandmother and cousins in the Caribbean. Ameliya's grandmother, Grandma Myrna, is a famous Palm Reader who reads strangers palms as her occupation. Grandma Myrna uses oils and herbs to bring her clients good luck.
Ameliya is often embarrassed by the smell of the oils her grandmother rubs on her, more so when she has to sit for her examinations. Her classmates tease her relentlessly and even make an unpleasant name they think befitting of her. Ameliya is further ashamed by the name-calling and frequently wishes she could disappear.
But then, one day, Ameliya accidentally stumbles upon her grandmothers'd age old family secret. Thus begins her adventure which leads her into many troubles. Can things ever return to what they were before?"
Angela Punky Stultz is a Jamaican author, who has combined childhood memories and her deep understanding of community culture, to write Ameliya disappears. Angela is an award winning author. Her book Signs and Wonders ; Sojourn in the Inner-City was an award winning finalist in the American Book Fest, Best Book award 2019, Non fiction category. Angela's work in inner-city communities in Jamaica and the Caribbean has given her a deep understanding of inner-city culture, and the methodologies and approaches that work. She has a number of published works on the social divide in Jamaica and has presented internationally on her research. Ameliya disappears is her first children's book.
Rob Niezen is a painter, printmaker and illustrator. He paints mostly in oils, and his printmaking includes etchings and linocuts. His art has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions and over 30 juried exhibitions, and he has participated in the annual Kawartha Studio Tour since 2010.
In 2015 Peterborough County awarded Rob Niezen a Leadership in Arts & Culture Recognition Award. He was a board member at the Art School of Peterborough for six years, and is still involved as a volunteer in marketing the school.
Rob Niezen is partly self taught and studied at Vrije Akademies in The Hague and Delft, the Netherlands, and at the Art School of Peterborough. He was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, and lives and works in Douro, Ontario, Canada.