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Emily June Novels


I am Katja Žerovnik, a children's book author, illustrator and publisher at my own publishing house, Emily June Novels. Emily June is my pen name that I use for publishing outside of our small, yet beloved and inspiring country, Slovenia.

It all started with a bedtime storytelling for my two little "ladybugs," and after some years, it became a whole series of books for children, now officially called Juno&Emma.

My first book, "Emma Wishes for a Puppy," has already been published in Slovenia and was quite successful at the 38th Slovenian book fair held in November 2022 in Ljubljana, where I had my first book stand.

That's where my dream became a reality and a desire to "spread my wings across the world" was born. As Mr. Walt Disney said, if we can dream it, we can do it.

In front of you is an online dummy book, showing how the book "Emma Wishes for a Puppy" could look in English (or any other language), as it was the first foreign language it was professionally translated into, by Mark Vajd.















You can discover some of my art or other projects through my web page or social media as well.

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  • Early reader (chapter) book with 40 illustrations

  • Age range: 5 - 10 years old

  • 3.900 words

  • 80 pages

  • 15 x 19 cm format (5,9 x 7,4 in)

  • published in Slovenia

  • translated to English

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Licence trade

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As the author, illustrator and publisher of my works, I am the sole owner of all copyrights. As such, negotiations and sales will be much easier and faster for interested literary agents, editors or publishing houses.

I am offering the rights to publish and sell my first book in foreign languages and countries, as well as the copyrights for the other books from the Juno&Emma series that have already been written but not yet translated into English or published in Slovenia. The next book is planned for release in the fall of 2023, as editing and illustrations are still underway.

If you are interested in meeting with me at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2023 or collaborating on any book project, please do not hesitate to contact me:


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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