Clearing a path

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This weekend I had a wonderful visit from the lovely, Zetta Elliott. I am so lucky to have crossed paths with some pretty phenomenal creative people over the years. Zetta holds a very special place in my heart because she is the author of Bird, but also because I am learning and questioning something every second in […]

Happy Wish Day!

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 in Books, Uncategorized | One Comment

Today is the release day for Zetta Elliott’s A WISH AFTER MIDNIGHT (encore edition). Since I can’t be there (NYC) to help celebrate her at the launch party, I will have a cupcake here in her honor. A little background on the book, Zetta self-published AWAM in 2009 under her own Rosetta Press through Amazon’s […]


Posted on Dec 9, 2009 in Books | No Comments

Get ’em while they’re hot! Hop over to Zetta’s blog to see her shiny new ARCs (Advance Reading Copies) for A WISH AFTER MIDNIGHT. Super exciting!

Baltimore Book Fair

Posted on Sep 23, 2009 in Art, Book Fair, Books, Fieldwork, Signings, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Hey Baltimore! Come out this Sunday to see yours truly and Zetta Elliott at the 14th annual Baltimore Book Festival. We will be presenting BIRD, Sunday, September 27th at 1:00PM. Look for us at the Children’s Bookstore Stage. Now, to find that top hat and cane….

ALA Highlights

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 in Uncategorized | 18 Comments

The 40th Coretta Scott King Award Ceremony was more than I hoped it would be. I shared the stage with some of my favorite artists and authors and was uplifted by librarians from across the country. I was especially excited to see a lot of familiar faces from the Brooklyn Public Library and the New […]

Brooklyn Public Library

Posted on Mar 24, 2009 in Books, Librarians Rock! | No Comments

A big THANK YOU goes to Judy Zuckerman at the Brooklyn Public Library for hosting me at last week’s Children’s Librarians Meeting. I had a great time meeting with librarians from all across Brooklyn and sharing my work! Also grateful am I to Judy, Andrea, Ellen, and Rachel for introducing me to Cheryl’s Global Soul […]

The God of Small Things

Posted on Mar 15, 2009 in Books, Uncategorized | No Comments

I have been reading Arundhati Roy’s THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS for about two months now. The writing is so chock full of metaphor and whimsical details that after a few chapters I find I have to put the book down to digest what I’ve just read. Sadly, at the end with roughly four chapters […]

The Brown Bookshelf

Posted on Jan 19, 2009 in Books, Fieldwork, Illustration, Interviews, Media, Reviews | One Comment

Great news, BIRD has been selected as a finalist for The Brown Bookshelf’s 28 Days Later Contest. Hurray! Here is an excerpt from the letter sent to Zetta Elliott announcing the great news: 28 Days Later is our much-anticipated initiative that will celebrate vanguard Black children’s book authors and emerging and established African-American authors who […]

Zetta Elliott on JOMB

Posted on Dec 8, 2008 in Artists, Books, Interviews, Uncategorized | No Comments

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with Zetta Elliott, author of the book Bird, about publishing picture books that tackle real-life issues like drug addiction, getting published in foreign markets and being daring as both book publishers and book buyers.


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