White Water on TVOne

White Water on TVOne Check out White Water’s screen adaptation this Saturday, FEBRUARY 7th (and throughout February) on TVOne at 8PM. Starring Larenz Tate, Sharon Leal and introducing twins Amari and Amir O’Neil, White Water is the imaginative tale of Michael, a seven-year-old black child in the summer of 1963 who becomes obsessed with the desire […]

Making vs. Marketing

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Advice, Books, Media, Promotional | No Comments
Making vs. Marketing

Earlier this week, I received this e-mail from a good friend of mine, Maggie Suisman, asking how to balance marketing work with making work. I think this is a question that many of us ask ourselves, so I thought I would share a bit of my own experience. Hi Shadra! I just saw your article […]

(Cool) Progeny Interview

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Interviews, Jump In Studio, Media | No Comments

Last weekend I was interviewed by (cool) progeny.com to help spread the word about this year’s upcoming African American Book Fair at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. I really enjoyed this interview because I had a chance to offer some advice to young artists on finding the resources (specifically in Baltimore) they need to develop their […]

Root Branch Film Academy covers R. F. Lewis Fair

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 in Book Fair, Interviews, Media | No Comments

I was asked to talk about my experience with the Reginald Lewis Museum Book Fair this week, and thought I would share my thoughts here on the blog: As a new resident here in Baltimore, I have been looking for ways to integrate myself within my community. Participating in the Lewis Museum’s African American Book […]

Over your airwaves!

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 in Interviews, Media | No Comments

Tune in tomorrow morning at 7:25AM to the Bill Anderson Show, 900AM WURD Philadelphia, as we talk about this weekend’s African American Children’s Book Festival! The show streams live over the internet here.

Patch Interview

Posted on Mar 31, 2011 in Interviews, Media, Uncategorized | No Comments

On Tuesday Theresa Woodgeard of Stone Mountain-Redan Patch came by for a few hours to talk about my work and hang out in the studio. You can read all about that experience and see a few pics of my current projects here!

NBC Nightly News Segment

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 in Books, Interviews, Media, Signings | 8 Comments

Wow!!!!!!! My mind is officially blown. A huge round of applause for Renée Watson and the Random House team for pulling this all together! For all of you who missed our segment on NBC Nightly News, here it is for your viewing pleasure! I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of this project. […]

Same book, new time

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 in Events, Interviews, Media, Signings | No Comments

I just returned from an AMAZING trip to New Orleans where I met Renée Watson and a whole host of other cool people for the first time. Unfortunately I forgot to take out my camera during most of the days there (my fork kept getting in the way). The NBC segment on A PLACE WHERE […]

Blogosphere Buzz

Posted on Aug 22, 2010 in Events, Illustration, Interviews, Media | No Comments

What a way to start a Sunday. There are a few things to check out today. First, head on over to Color Online to see a nice shout out for APWHH. After you’re done there, stop by 7-Imp to see a wonderful feature of APWHH along with the latest from Sean Qualls (the amazing and […]

Our Children Can Soar is an NAACP Image Award winner!

Posted on Feb 27, 2010 in Art, Artists, Awards, Books, Media | 5 Comments

I woke to outstanding news this morning. OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR has won an Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children! Congrats to Michelle Cook and all of the artists who contributed to this wonderful project! You can see a list of all of the award winners here:

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