Terry John Barto
Before writing his debut children's book, Terry John Barto directed and choreographed more than 200 regional theater productions. In addition, he was the creative mind behind numerous television and cruise ship live shows throughout the world. When Terry John Barto was employed as the creative director for Wings of Dreams Productions, he worked with many diverse ideas and turned them into screenplays for animated films. He also used his experience to help artists develop popular action figures and dolls for several large retailers. Terry is the author of the children's books- Gollywood, Here I Come! and Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon. Gollywood, Here I Come! The Tale of a Young Turkey’s Rise to Cinematic Stardom. A talented little turkey named Anamazie dreams of cinematic stardom. Gollywood Here I Come! taps into current pop culture trends of TV shows like “America’s Got Talent” and the public’s fascination with celebrities. At its heart, the story leaves young readers with the positive message “You can do anything if you work hard and never give up.” Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is a dragon book for kids. A dragon named Nickerbacher guards a princess because his papa told him to. However, he yearns to be a stand-up comedian. Will Nickerbacher abide by his dragonly duty or will his dream come true? Nickerbacher slays a princess, her prince and finally his own disapproving papa… with laughter. And along the way, he encourages others to dream big and follow their hearts. “Overall, this dramatic story about a dragon stand-up comedian will likely entertain readers of all ages.” -Kirkus Reviews
To sell international book rights. To sell television and film rights.