Juan's World

Guitarist, Composer, Writer, Publisher

BrookTree Media

BrookTree Media publishes books and music in a variety of formats.

Ganador - Premio Campoy-Ada (Poesía juvenil), de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil,Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE)

La odisea marina de María Traviesa


María Traviesa vive en una nube de color frambuesa, sabor mermelada, que no quiere compartir. Su odisea marina le permitirá descubrir todo un universo de criaturas maravillosas que le harán cambiar de opinión en este poema marino para niñas, niños y grandes.

Tina Escaja es una galardonada escritora y artista digital que reside en Burlington, Vermont. Sus poemas y artefactos digitales han aparecido en numerosas colecciones, y han sido traducidos a seis idiomas. Parte de su material poético, narrativo e hipertextual puede experimentarse en su página web www.tinaescaja.com.

M.J. Tobal es diseñadora gráfica y artista multidisciplinar. Ha mostrado sus obras en galerías de arte, museos, salas de exposiciones y espacios alternativos, realizado intervenciones urbanas y montajes escultóricos, diseñado carteles y portadas de libros. Familiarmente vinculada con la poesía y ocasionalmente poeta visual, ha contribuido con ilustraciones en diversas obras de prestigiosos/as poetas. www.mjtobal.net

Winner—Campoy-Ada Award, for Children’s and Young People’s Literature, of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE)

Mischievous Mary lives in a cloud, the color of raspberry, the flavor of jam, which she doesn’t want to share with anyone. Her nautical odyssey leads her to discover an entire universe of wonderful creatures that will help her to change her mind in this aquatic poem for girls, boys, and adults.

Tina Escaja is an award-winning writer and digital artist residing in Burlington, Vermont. Her poems and digital work have appeared in numerous collections, and have been translated into six languages. Many of her poetic, narrative and hypertext works can be experienced on her website www.tinaescaja.com.  

M.J. Tobal is a graphic designer and multidisciplinary artist. She has shown her work in art galleries, museums, exhibition halls and alternative spaces; has created urban interventions and sculptural assemblies; and has designed posters and book covers. She has contributed illustrations in various works of prestigious poets. www.mjtobal.net




Gloria's Gone

Steve Lund is enjoying his life—surfing days and running his NQA Messenger Service at night. He’s not interested in anything too strenuous, certainly not “working for the man” and not engaging in a search for a missing girl who’s left her nest and might be found anywhere along Southern California’s stretch of endless beaches. But Steve soon finds himself hunting up and down the coast for Gloria and her Velzy surfboard, dodging hostile cops, unfriendly locals, and rambunctious dames, all in a haze of primo Mexican weed. Gloria’s Gone is a rollicking jaunt through 1950s surf culture.

Frank Warren’s first salty taste of surfing in 1938, at age six, aboard a homemade tandem paddleboard in Long Beach, was the beginning of a lifelong love of the ocean waves. Bodysurfing at Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach in the late 1940s led to longboarding on a used Hobie pigboard during the mid-1950s at San Onofre and Huntington, the main surfing venues for Warren and his buddies. Frank is still bodysurfing and bellyboarding at his favorite spots on the North Shore of Oahu and Maui, at the age of eighty-four. Never too old to hit the waves for a cool ride.


Murder in the language lab

Dual English/Spanish edition

Augusto Javier Martínez, Spanish literature professor at a nondescript Midwest university, has been murdered. His body was found in the language lab, his throat slashed and his body mutilated. The local police, incompetent or uninterested, are clueless. Alma, an ex-private detective turned academic hired to investigate the murder by the sensationalist religion publisher that had sporadically employed professor Martínez, soon finds herself embroiled in the sordid side of the Midwestern town and the university’s back-stabbing politics.

Alm@ Pérez (pseudonym of Tina Escaja) is an award-winning destructivist/a cyber-poet@, digital artist and scholar based in Burlington, Vermont. Her creative work transcends the traditional book form, leaping into digital art, robotics, augmented reality and multimedia projects exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Translated into six languages, her poetry, fiction and hypertext have appeared in numerous collections. Some of her works are available on www.tinaescaja.com


Serenata de la sirena

Serenata de la Sirena (The Mermaid’s Serenade), by composer and classical guitarist John W. Warren, introduces a new voice in classical guitar with nine original works as well as gems from the Latin American guitar repertoire.

Serenata de la Sirena was recorded at Airshow Studios in Takoma Park, produced by John W. Warren and engineered by Don Godwin, and mastered by Randy Le Roy at Airshow Mastering in Takoma Park. The album is available through iTunes, Amazon, and other major music retailers and streaming services.