About Us

Hello. My name is Beti Rozen and I am Peter Hays. We write children’s books together and we have our own publishing company called Sem Fronteiras Press.

Sem Fronteiras Press (Portuguese for without borders) is dedicated to producing children’s books that celebrate Brazil: its artists; its diverse history; its rich culture and the experiences of Brazilian immigrants around the world. Frequently, our books have spiritual themes but they are non-religious in tone. As a small American publisher for over ten years, we have been committed to working with Brazil’s top illustrators, many of whom are known in Europe but not in the United States. Through other companies in Brazil and Colombia our books are currently available in Portuguese and Spanish. When possible, we donate a portion of our proceeds to UNICEF.

I, Beti Rozen, grew up in Rio de Janeiro and have written over ten children’s books. Some of my stories have been published in the United States, Brazil, Colombia, China, Israel and the former Czechoslovakia. These books are in English, Spanish and in Portuguese. I wrote a children’s play that was produced in Rio de Janeiro.

I, Peter Hays, was born in California and my background is in theatre where I work as a playwright. Besides writing for adults, two of my plays for children were adapted from our books Stolen Spirit and A Heart Alone in the Land of Darkness. I am also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).

For more information about our books, please click a title on the menu.

We are available for public speaking engagements. For more information please e-mail us at authors@semfronteiraspress.com

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