Our Story

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Snow Globe Publishers was founded by Claudia Gibb & Camila Abondano in 2016. They wanted to bring back quality, locally produced books.

Author: Claudia Gibb

Claudia Gibb
Claudia Gibb

Claudia Gibb grew up in Auckland New Zealand. When she was eight years old she wrote on a piece of paper her life goals and second on the list after movie star was to live in NYC! At the age of 18 during her last year of high school, she achieved that goal. After graduating she received a scholarship to Upstate New York. She eventually moved to Brooklyn, New York and fell in love with the fast-paced city. Back in New Zealand, she began writing ‘Minty Wants to Go to New York City!’ Claudia hopes to inspire young people to achieve their dreams.

Illustrator: Camila Abondano

Camila Abondano
Camila Abondano

Camila Abondano was born in Bogota, Colombia. As a child, she discovered a passion for illustration and design. She could be found at her ‘secret cardboard house’ designing small books for her stuffed animals. Drawing on small pieces of paper her favorite cartoon characters, aspirations and dreams. She kept one of those pieces of paper close to her heart. After graduating from university that dream came true. She was able to visit one of the most beautiful countries in the world, New Zealand. While in New Zealand she met author Claudia Gibb and together they created Minty; the adventurous whale and the idea of illustrating Minty’s dream of traveling to New York City.

Together they founded Snow Globe Publishers.