about green turtle arts

Our History

At Green Turtle Arts, we believe in the magic of literacy and seek to share that magic in as many ways as possible.  

Green Turtle Arts was established in 2001 by Patricia McFadden as an indie-publishing company (Green Turtle Press) in order to get her first two children’s books (Turtle Island and Dragon Dilemma) into print so she could make author visits to schools.

Over time, Green Turtle Press morphed into Green Turtle Arts as more books by both Patricia and two of her daughters were added to the GTA bookshelf. 

After a hiatus due to Covid and other things, many exciting new publishing projects are currently in the works, including a practical guide and curriculum materials for home childcarecare providers, and scripts for multi-age children’s plays as well as several more books for readers of all ages.

Last, but not least, Patricia is again available to do author appearances at schools and other venues, both across her home state and elsewhere.