• Author | Instructional Designer | eLearning Developer  – The Bella and Mia Adventure Series is my first children’s book series which is designed to foster love within families by promoting fun activities with parent and child. It introduces rhyming to children which helps with memory and promotes learning. Reciting rhyming is also an excellent bonding activity for parents and children. Each story is inspired by warm childhood memories of me watching my mother cook all kinds of scrumptious foods and the fun times we had in the kitchen. The series is comprised of 3 books, including a recipe in the back of each book: 

    • Silly Willy Apple Cake
    • Squishy Wishy Meatballs
    • Snowflakes With Sugar

    NEW in 2020: The Bella and Friends Learning Series Companion Activity Workbooks and Coloring Books including:
    • ABC Letter Tracing PLUS Coloring and Activity Fun!
    • Counting and Math with Pasta and Meatballs PLUS Coloring and Activity Fun!
    • Candy Canes, Snowflakes and Gingerbread Houses PLUS Coloring and Activity Fun!


  • I have always loved writing for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, my mother used to tell me stories about her childhood growing up in Italy. Her stories were always fascinating, and that is what inspired me to write. As a child, I loved reading humorous poems, especially ones that contained rhymes. 

    Writing and publishing books has been a lifelong dream. After years of writing computer training manuals, I decided to start having fun with writing, so I started writing short stories. I also started writing online articles and blogging. After finishing my computer book series, I was ready for the next adventure. Working full-time while writing, self-publishing and marketing requires careful planning and decision making, so I decided that my next self-publishing adventure would be a fun one. I had written several rhyming children’s stories a few years back while attending a weekly writing critique group. The children’s stories were calling out to me, and it was time to create my first children’s series! The storyboarding that I use in my day job to create training materials came in very handy in laying out and planning my children’s books. I found myself loving the process, wanting to create more and more children’s books. 

    In 2019, I released 3 children’s rhyming books, and in 2020, I created a series of companion coloring and activity books. 

    My rhyming children’s stories are all based on childhood memories of watching my mom cook all kinds of delicious meals, and having fun in the kitchen. All my books are designed to foster love in families and bring friends and families together doing fun activities at home, like cooking, baking, and playing games. My mom always taught me to look on the brighter side of things. 

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PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore

  • Magazine Articles
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    Meet Amelia Griggs - Self-Published Author Creates a Fun Children's Series


    Bella Magazine


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    Local Author Uses Her Passion for Writing and Teaching in All Endeavors


    Warwick Journal