Roe DePinto grew up in the Bronx and Yonkers, and is mostly Italian, of American descent. From an early age, she was taught the importance of family. and raised her two children with the same values instilling in them the message that love is more important than anything else in this world.
When her children were young Roe decided to take a 3-year course in children’s literature. She also got her Realtor’s license in New York and California and was certified as a notary and a travel agent. She also established her family business office, administrating their fast growing electrical business with her husband. After finishing her literature course, Roe shelved the idea for a children’s book series involving a baby seal pup and a baby orca, since she was so busy with daily living, putting the needs of her family first, hoping that one day she would pick it all up again and bring her characters to life.
Thirty years later, Roe is making her dreams a reality. The first book in the series: The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba: A New Life Begins, was published in 2015 and Books 2 and 3 are now also in print, with 9 more stories to come. Her retirement project is now a dream come true and Roe is thrilled to have accomplished what she has thus far as a legacy to her husband, children, grandchildren and all of her family.
To learn more about Roe DePinto and her books visit her website.
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Topics of conversation:
- Her children and grandchildren
- Writing children’s books, poetry, and an autobiography
- Animations and cartoons
The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba: Zealy’s Very First Swim
Those two, heartwarming characters, Zealy and Whubba, develop their relationship through learning, loving and protecting one another. Although this little “killer” whale and fluffy little seal-pup would normally be the most unlikely of friends, they become the most, adorable, fun-loving pair in the sea! Zealy learns to swim in this episode with her daddy’s guidance and Whubba practices with her while having tons of fun doing all kinds of tricks that Zealy never knew she could do! Just by practicing with Whubba, she learns so many moves, splishing and splashing, diving over and under Whubba and even riding on his back! Float along with Zealy and Whubba and enjoy the learning and the fun! The little “killer” and fluffy seal-pup will kill you with their kindness and sweetness, melting your heart as they put a smile on your face and your little ones, too. Let the world of Zealy and Whubba light up your world with happiness! More adventures are coming- watch for their new escapades that follow soon!