We’re slowly awakening from our long winter slumber. This time of year is always especially motivating for me and I’m sure it is for most creative people. Here are a few classes over at Craftsy that might help fertilize those ambitions! Enjoy! The Art of the Picture Book Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everydayfrom: Craftsy Drawing Essentials: […]
Sadly, I missed the Philly book festival three weeks ago due to school commitments, but I did make it to Philly afterwards for a presentation with second graders sponsored by PECO Energy in conjunction with Philly Reads. It was a great day of book and art talk. Each student took a signed book home and got […]
NBC Nightly News Segment
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. […]
Reviews are coming in!
We’ve had three great reviews for A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN. I am always a bit nervous for reviews. One never knows how a book will be received, especially those that deal with heavier social issues. The goal is to deliver the story accurately, but retain the elements of childhood that make the story real […]
Our Children Can Soar Highlights
What a looooonnnngggg week. Today was the book signing for OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR. There were seven artists who were available to sign books. What an amazing time! I don’t think I’ve ever been in a room with that much picturebook royalty at once. Each artist has such a distinct voice and is so very […]
BIRD is one of Kirkus’s Best!
Kirkus Reviews has named BIRD one it’s best books of 2008. What an honor! Special thanks to Erika Rohrback for the interview and feature. You can download the pdf and read the feature in it’s entirety here: