Tuesday, October 3, 2017

An interview...



Joanna Marple of the wonderful blog, Miss Marple's Musings, was kind enough to invite me over for a chat. Thank you, Joanna!

Also, please take a moment to check out Pubfor PR, an auction set up by kid lit folks to aid hurricane relief for Puerto Rico.  You could win a phone call picture book critique with my amazing agent, Marietta Zacker, an original illustration by Pat Cummings, or having a character named after you in Rainbow Rowell's next novel! (Along with lots of other awesome things!)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Oh, hi!




Please forgive the long radio silence.  I've had my hands rather full with these two. :)

(Photo by Monet Nicole)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Behind the scenes...

Oh, dear.  I'm afraid it's been too quiet here on the blog the past few months.  But, there's been lots going on behind the scenes.

This past fall I illustrated my first board book, Blanket of Love, written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and published by Little Simon.  This sweet little book will be released on May 16 and is part of the New Books for Newborns series.

Another book in the series, Mama Loves You So, was illustrated by Simone Shin.  I had the pleasure of meeting Simone at last year's SCBWI L.A. Summer Conference and am especially fond of her work. I hope you'll take a moment to look through her lovely website.

I'm also putting the finishing touches on the illustrations for Bark Park, written by Trudy Krisher and published by Beach Lane Books (I've had such a good time drawing dogs!) and am getting started on illustrations for two new picture books.

There've been other things afoot as well, like frozen pipes (now repaired thanks to my handy husband), an angry cold (mostly gone, but not quite), attending the Women's March in Denver, and some beautiful, snowy days.  Also, I totally failed to send out holiday cards this year.  I didn't send even one.  Oof.  Maybe I'll get organized in time for Valentine's Day.

And just one last thing... I missed the first print run of Carson Ellis's "Onward" posters, but I did snag a pack of her "Onward" notecards.  Maybe you would like some, too?  (All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Book Birthday!

Coat of Many Colors, written by Dolly Parton, illustrated by me, and published by Grosset & Dunlap, was released yesterday.  I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work on this lovely story!

You can order a copy here or pick one up from your local independent bookstore.