First things first, welcome to our blog! We are so glad you stopped by.
Hello, my name is Janina R. Williams and my sister’s name is Tegan R. Pratt. I am an author and she is an illustrator. We’ve been working together creatively for quite some time.
We grew up in Chicago, in a neighborhood called Ukrainian Village with three other siblings. Now, we live and work apart. I am still in Chicago, but my sister lives in Fresno with her family.
Our goal with MushMato, Ltd. is to create meaningful art with impact. We create books, toys, and cartoons, which showcase the diverse, multicultural experience we know children have today. We are very familiar with this topic as we are biracial and have multiracial children of our own. We feel that it is important for children to see themselves reflected in all forms of media and art.
Please check out our first book, In This World Together. It is a picture book for children ages 5-8.
We will have more updates in the near future, so stay tuned.