About the Book

Honeycake – A Family of Spices introduces readers to a diverse, multi-cultural family that is full of love.

A grandmother explains why she calls her grandchildren “Honeycakes” while she teaches her granddaughter, Nala, how to bake a honey cake.

Through imagination, the grandmother details how each delicious ingredient represents a different family member and his or her unique ethnic background.

This charming book also includes a recipe and step-by-step instructions on how to bake your own delicious batch of honey cake with your Honeycakes!

Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming books. 

Book 2 – Honeycake – “Help I Swallowed A Butterfly” coming summer of 2019, teaches children how to deal with nerves, anxiety and those pesky butterflies in their tummies through meditation, mindfulness and setting their intention for a positive outcome.

Book 3 – Honeycake – Special Magical Powers teaches children compassion by spreading a little of bit of their magic by doing random acts of kindness wherever they go. 

Book 4 – Honeycake – A Circle of Trust teaches children about honesty and the importance of open communication.

Book 5 – Honeycake – Counting All my Blessings focuses on all the wonderful things children have in their lives and that being grateful can make those icky feelings of jealousy from the “Green Eyed Monster” go away.

About the Author

Medea Kalantar, a Reiki Master and Practitioner, is the Author of a new children’s book series called Honeycake.
Medea was inspired to write these books when she learnt that she was becoming a grandmother. Her stories are all based on her own family, whose members come from many ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe, and it’s the reason that she calls her grandchildren her little Honeycakes.

Medea immigrated from Georgia U.S.S.R and came to Canada when she was 4 years old. She lives in Ontario, Canada and has been married to her husband Esfandiar (who immigrated from Iran to Canada in 1987) for over 27 years.
They have two beautiful children together: Shanaz and Jean-Diar. The family is growing as Shanaz and her fiancé, Brandon, welcomed their first child Lukenzo Kal Correia on March, 2nd 2019. While Jean-Diar and his fiancée, Reilly, plan a wedding for the fall of 2019.
With more lovely stories to tell, Honeycake will be followed by a series of books. Each one tells valuable life lessons and gives parents and children the tools to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives.

These books will teach children how to do random acts of kindness, have honest and open communication, and practice gratitude. Children will even discover how to meditate and manage their emotions when things don’t gotheir way. 
Medea writes her stories to help young readers count their blessings and to share positive messages.

News

Featured on:

Kultur’D AM 640 Radio Show
https://www.facebook.com/kultur.d/videos/1218843324959296?sfns=mo

Toronto Guardian
https://torontoguardian.com/2019/03/medea-kalantar-life-lessons-honeycake/

Find Your Inner Geek
https://findyourinnergeek.ca/2019/03/fyig-chats-with-author-medea-kalantar/

Defective Geeks
http://www.defectivegeeks.com/2019/03/13/medea-kalantar-author-of-honeycake-a-family-of-spices/

Durham Region
https://www.durhamregion.com/whatson-story/9279724-diversity-acceptance-celebrated-in-oshawa-author-s-series/#.XLsSPEBHZvU.facebook

Occhi Magazine
https://occhimagazine.com/diversity-and-acceptance-celebrated-in-honeycake-a-family-of-spices-by-author-medea-kalantar/

SXM Canada Talks with Host Jeff Sammut

NamaSlay with Host Melissa Melottey

Tina Brigley

Rogers TV Durham fast forward to 8:09 to see interview

https://www.rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=2&gid=314344%E2%80%AC

Nerdy Girl Express

https://thenerdygirlexpress.com/2019/04/28/interview-with-medea-kalantar-from-kleffnotes/

CHCH morning Live April 26‬

https://www.chch.com/honeycake-a-family-of-spices/

CTV Kitchener April 30‬

https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1683300&binId=1.3594896&playlistPageNum=1

‪EAST of the City Magazine May Issue digital copy pages 16-19

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Honeycake Books are now available online at:

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