Meet Author Terry John Barto

Gollywood, here I come! is Terry's big debut. What began as Gobbleville U.S.A. blossomed into a children's book featuring one of the kids. There are zany characters in Gobbleville and among them is Anamazie, who dreams of being a star at a Gollywood movie studio.

Terry John Barto is an award winning author. Before writing children books, Terry directed and choreographed more than 200 regional theater productions. In addition, he was the creative mind behind numerous television and cruise ship live shows throughout the world. When Terry John Barto was employed as the creative director for Wings of Dreams Productions, he worked with writers and many diverse ideas for animated films. He also used his experience to help artists develop popular action figures and dolls for several large retailers. 

Terry is also the author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller Nickerbacher.

He lives in Los Angeles, California and enjoys Pilates, Yoga, and hiking with his dachshunds, Hunter and Mazie.

Terry John Barto

Terry John Barto 

Gollywood studios is one of the oldest surviving studios based in Gollywood.

Gollywood Studios

A Book to Encourage Kids to Follow Their Dreams

Reading is becoming a lost art, especially among children in the early elementary school grades. With video games, sports practices and play dates vying for their attention, it takes an excellent story to get kids to pick up a book voluntarily. When the characters are likable and believable, kids naturally want to follow their adventures. This is a fun way to improve their reading skills.

​Gollywood, Here I Come! is author Terry John Barto's first children's book, and it is well worth the wait. The story, which stars a turkey named Anamazie Marie LaBelle, is fun while teaching kids important life lessons at the same time. Through hard work and a positive attitude, the main character realizes her dream of becoming a star at a movie studio. Of all the children's books currently on the marketplace, no others feature a turkey as the main character.

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Gollywood Here I Come! taps into current pop culture trends of TV shows like “America’s Got Talent” and the public’s fascination with celebrities. At its heart, the story leaves young readers with the positive message “You can do anything if you work hard and never give up.” 

Gollywood, Here I Come! is available in 8.5" x 11" paperback or as an eBook.