Deanna Bufo Novak is the author of unique personalized children’s books—My Heritage Book, ABCs Around the World, My Sleigh Ride Around the World, and Cooking Around the World, and the founder of their publisher, kidsHeritage, Inc.
Deanna took her new-to-market concept, My Heritage Book, from her home in South Florida to Walt Disney World in 2013. She opened a retail location in Epcot at the American Adventure Pavilion, where her books are created on site for Disney guests in 30 minutes
Originally from New York, Deanna received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications (Journalism and Sociology majors) from the University of Miami in 1996. She received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, where she served as Articles Editor on the Law Review. In 2001, Deanna received an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since October of 2000
Deanna serves on the Board of Directors for the Orlando Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as Membership Chair. She previously served on the Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter as Secretary and President-Elect. She was honored with the 2009-2010 NAWBO Spirit Award and the 2014 Driving Your Business Competition Award. Her books have won numerous awards, including 2011, 2012, and 2014 “Book of the Year” by Creative Child Magazine.
Deanna enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Scott, and their children, Samantha and Nicholas, as well as traveling, reading, and, of course, writing.
2016 to 2017
Board of Directors