Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hitting the road (plus a Giveaway!)

Changes are afoot around here.  After months of deliberation and planning, my husband has said farewell to his law practice and is now embarking on a new career as a photographer.  And so, since we both now have the freedom to work from pretty much anywhere and since we're very ready for a change, we've decided to trade in our two bedroom house in the Colorado suburbs for a home on wheels.

Over the next few weeks we'll be preparing our new, used RV for a year on the road.  We'll remove the sofa that the RV came with and will put in a desk and work space which will serve as my new studio.  We'll add solar power, a portable WiFi hotspot, and a hitch to tow our car.  Mid-November we'll load up our books and our clothes and our dogs and we'll set off on this latest adventure.  (We're going to start a blog to document our travels.  I'll share the link as soon as it's up and running.)

To celebrate the beginning of a new chapter, I'm giving away a copy of Cupcake Cousins, written by the wonderful Kate Hannigan and illustrated by me, as well as a copy of The Little Prince, a copy of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and five of my 5"x7" prints.

To enter, please leave a comment on this post with a suggestion of someplace (a city, national park, swimming hole, roadside attraction, etc.) that my husband and I should visit during our year on the road.   I'll put each participant's name in a hat and will choose the winner on Friday, October 31st.  (If you also share this post on Facebook, I'll enter your name a second time).

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and good luck in the giveaway!  I can't wait to read your travel suggestions! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


There are lots of pumpkins and colorful leaves about and I'm very much enjoying the Autumn weather we've been having here. 

I've also been enjoying the lovely blogs of Carson Ellis, Abigail Halpin, and Lisa Congdon, and I think you'll like them, too.

Ben Clanton's book, Rex Wrecks It, has been released into the world, which is very exciting!  Congratulations, Ben!

My friend and critique group partner, Julie Rowan-Zoch illustrated three darling board books which were recently released by Bailiwick Press.  Congratulations, Julie!

And stay tuned next week for a book giveaway!  Happy Tuesday!

Friday, October 3, 2014


I'm very excited to be on the same Publisher's Weekly announcement as my good friend, Maple Lam!  Congratulations, Maple!  Congratulations, Trudy!