Nicholas Beatty is a children’s book author working primarily in multicultural stories. He loves folktales, local legends and history. He finds his inspiration when he travels around the world, and his passion is in sharing those stories with others.

In 2005, Beatty began his documentary work on Dia de los Muertos, photographing the ancient ritual in Mexico. His goal was to bring the celebration into a new level of familiarity with an international audience.

Recognizing the growing interest of Dia de los Muertos in the United States, he has collaborated with festivals and event planners to provide detailed information about the celebration for the general public. A detailed website about Nicholas' work with Dia de los Muertos can be found here.

Beatty’s Dia de los Muertos photography has been the subject of exhibition galleries nationwide, including the nationally acclaimed Dia de los Muertos exhibit at the Maude Kerns Art Center.

Beatty worked as partner & creative director of
Goops Children's Publishing (2000-2012).