AUTHOR: Erica Merlis

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Erica Merlis grew up in Cortlandt Manor, New York. A graduate of Syracuse University, she has worked in the fashion industry for over twenty years. When not working, Erica enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She can often be spotted in her ‘soccer mom’ SUV, chauffeuring her three children, Caden, Tyler and Stella, to various activities.


Adventures of Stella and Macie:
Inspired by a True Story

Stella is a happy four-year-old who loved visiting the puppies at the pet store until the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Will Stella ever go back to the pet store? Will there be any puppies there if she returns?

Adventures of Stella & Macie:
Kindergarten, Here We Come!

The day has finally arrived-Stella's first day of kindergarten! Will Stella be okay leaving her cute little puppy, Macie, at home? What kind of surprises will Stella encounter on her first day of school?

Come along for a ride on the big yellow bus, and join Stella and her friends on their first day of school. Enjoy singing silly songs and listening to funny stories. Kindergarten, here we come!