ValTin Publishing was created in 2004 by best friends Valeria Gonzalez and Tinisha Powell. As first generation Canadians, both Valeria and Tinisha drew upon their own experiences while creating their first book, Colours of the Rainbow: A Multicultural Journey. Growing up, both women had recognized a lack of cultural diversity in contemporary children’s literature.
The book had originated as a university assignment, but then became a passion project for both Valeria and Tinisha. Following the book’s inception, the women consistently made time outside of their scholastic exploits and budding professional careers to work towards their dream of publishing it. In the end, “Val and Tin’s” persistence paid off, as they celebrated the launch of their self published book.
ValTin Publishing is currently working on a series and can’t wait to share their next book with everyone.