April Stults (April Gutierrez) began writing for publication in 2008 and is the author several genre novels spanning from romance to children’s academic literature. She is currently a writing coach helping others with their writing craft. See, writing services currently being offered.
She currently lives in Florida with her husband and 4 children. She interacts with her followers on her Instagram page, @AprilStultsBooks where she posts a wide range of topics that include literature, spirituality, and positivity.
April Stults Books was rebranded from April Gutierrez Books. Over a decade of publishing solely for adults, April began writing across all age groups. The result was a fantasy series for young adults, The Immortal Witch and a Children's book series, Adventures of Milo the Doodle Cat.
She actively engages with followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The most current project, still in development, is the creation of the Milo the Doodle Cat YouTube channel that will offer behind the scenes, story read a louds, and how to videos directly from April's home office.
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