National Association of Professional Women Announces Alessandra Calamai, Author / Illustrator at Wordier Me, LLC, a 2015 Professional Woman of the Year

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Allesandra Calamai is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

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I’m pleased to honor Alessandra with this prestigious award,. Our health and wellness are essential to our ability to establish, maintain and excel in our careers and chosen paths in life.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Alessandra Calamai as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in writing and illustrating. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 775,000 members and over 200 operating local chapters.

“I’m pleased to honor Alessandra with this prestigious award,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Our health and wellness are essential to our ability to establish, maintain and excel in our careers and chosen paths in life.”

Alessandra Calamai is the author and illustrator at Wordier Me LLC and creator of the children’s book series, Celery Charles & Pals and Elvis & Me. Amidst the ongoing rise of the fast food industry and childhood obesity in the US, Celery Charles & Pals aims to instill healthy eating habits and practices in children under three through fun, whimsical stories and characters.

“Children and their well-being are very important to me,” said Ms. Calamai. “Once I found myself an empty nester, I decided to put my abilities to work and try to have even the spark of an impact on the immediate and future well-being of even just one child!”

Ms. Calamai’s other series, Elvis & Me, features two Tonkinese cats named Elvis and Elton, who narrate humorous episodes their lives with their pet humans. The first book of the Elvis & Me series, Elvis and Me and Our Pet Humans—and two books from Celery Charles & Pals— Show and Tell and Bully Me NOT!—are all available for purchase on Amazon as both paperbacks and e-books.

Ms. Calamai has expertly designed an array of accessories, apparel, greeting cards, paper goods, toys, games and more featuring the beloved characters from both series. The items can be found on Zazzle.com in the stores ‘Celery Charles Bazaar’ and ‘Kattopology.’ Her future goals include expanding the series and reading her stories to nursery and kindergarten students at schools and hospitals with the help of the characters’ dolls.

Awards & Accomplishments: Design Certification, Accademia Cappiello, Florence, Italy

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