This Saturday, June 4th, I will be signing books at The Learned Owl in Hudson, Ohio at 1pm! I hope to see you there. Click the link below for more information:
Archives for May 2011
STAR Academy 2: Dark Secrets
So two years ago I had the lovely honor of illustrating the cover and interior spots of Canadian author Edward Kay’s new middle grade novel, STAR Academy. I had such a blast working on this book for two reasons: one, IT WAS MY FIRST ILLUSTRATION JOB EVER!!!!, and two, I got to do research illustration, which I love.
To Art Note or Not to Art Note, That is the Question
This past weekend I attended the SCBWI conference “Uncovering the Picture Book,” where I met lots of fabulous new people and learned a ton about self editing (thank you Judy, Stephanie, and Laurie!!). Yet the one thing I found very interesting was the amount of questions surrounding the issues of art notes to the illustrator. Should you, as an author, put art notes in your manuscript when sending it to an editor? And if so when is it appropriate to do so? Now, a majority of the SCBWI members attending this conference were picture book authors, in fact I only met one other picture book author/illustrator, so it is understandable that this question was a hot topic. So I am going to clear it up.
Check out these awesome Pelly shirts that Erin Webber, an Usborne rep made! I have my very own too! Erin and her daughter Bridget look great modeling the new Pelly swag.
Here is a list of upcoming events and places I will be in the next few months: