Thanks for visiting my page and the home of Milton’s Suitcase Adventure — a playful story for early readers, picky eaters, and first-time travelers. Enjoy!
Meet the Author
Diane Distefano is an award-winning journalist and writer at the University of California San Diego. A mother of two and proud nana to Ava and Alice, her passions include crafting, gardening, and travel.
A California native, Diane lives in San Diego with husband, Chris, and one very special pup. Her inspiration for Milton's Suitcase Adventure is based on the couple's snoozy, curious, snaggle-toothed rescue of the same name.
Meet the Illustrator
Manny Pantoja is an illustrator, painter, and graphic designer. His love of art and sense of wanderlust has taken him all over the world.
About the book
Meet Milton the dog, whose fondness for sleeping in unusual places leads to an unplanned trip very far from home. Milton’s epic journey is a playful escape into a world where dogs can speak French, snap selfies and learn to navigate the Paris Metro.
Milton experiences animal adventures with new friends, samples the local cuisine, uses his wits to get out of trouble, and learns that exploring the unfamiliar can be fun. After all, trying new things is often the very best part of life!
Everybody loves Milton!
Milton's Suitcase is our new favorite book — inspiring our whole family to get out and explore the world.
– Lauren, Mother of young children