Last night I went with two of my picture book critique partners to see Jon Klassen and Lemony Snicket speak about their new book The Dark. It was hands down the best author/illustrator presentation I have ever seen! It’s so rare to get to see both the author and illustrator together, and these two played off each other so well. The highlight for me was watching a blindfolded Klassen illustrate The Dark on an easel as Snicket was reading aloud, it was hilarious. These two will be touring to a few more cities and if you are lucky enough to have them head your way, make sure you don’t miss out!!!
Today I visited Ellsworth Hill Elementary in Hudson, Ohio, where I met the coolest group of second graders! You may have seen all the fabulous pictures they have been sending me for the past week as I have been posting them on my other blog: www.whereintheworldisblue.blogspot.com. The whole school totally embraced Blue and Egg, it was amazing. From the moment I arrived at the school I was greeted with this awesome display in front of the library where I did my presentation: [Read more…] about Ellsworth Elementary School Visit in Hudson, Ohio
I am so excited to be able to release some images from Please Bring Balloons, including the cover (yay!), which will arrive in stores on OCTOBER 17, 2013! And I absolutely cannot wait!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!
And it’s a good thing she does.
(But it did!)
at a bookstore near you!
Happy February! I have been awful about posting lately…but here is a bit of news to share:
When Blue Met Egg received a Little Bird Award from childrensbookguide.com and made their “30 Best Children’s Books of 2012” list!! Yay for Blue! You can read their review of Blue here:
or check out Blue and the rest of the fabulous books on their list here:
BLUE IS PACKING HER BAGS FOR KOREA! I just found out that When Blue Met Egg will be available in Korea!! How crazy is that??! I must get my hands on a copy when it comes out!
And last but not least, I finally have a release date for my new book, Please Bring Balloons, which will be available on OCTOBER 17TH, 2013! Hopefully, I will have a cover to share soon…
Until then, happy reading!
Not only was BookPage kind enough to write a wonderful review of When Blue Met Egg earlier in the year when it first came out, but they also recently included it on their list of top ten picture books of 2012! I am so honored and thrilled to be among such good company!
Happy Wednesday! Just a quick announcement this morning:
For those of you in the Ohio area, I will be signing books at the Sunbeam Shop in Cleveland Heights this Saturday! Details below…
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunbeam Shop Cleveland
3469 Fairmount Boulevard
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
I hope to see you there!
I am very honored this year to be chosen as one of Cuyahoga County’s Best Books of 2012!!! Not only did they choose to include When Blue Met Egg on their list, but featured artwork from the book for the brochure and website! Along with Blue there are a bunch of other fabulous books for all ages that everyone should check out ASAP! I’m already adding them to my Christmas list this year!
Good morning! Just a quick announcement about the writers workshop I will be speaking at this weekend. I hope to see you there! Check out all the details below:
2012 SCBWI Central & Southern Ohio Writers Workshop
Saturday, October 27th, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn at Worthington
**Please note: you must register for this event. For more information or to register please click on the link below:
Here’s what I will be talking about…
The Perfect Marriage: Illustration and Text in Picture Books
This presentation will discuss successful elements used in creating a picture book relating to both the illustration and text, whether you are an author, illustrator, or author/illustrator. Picture books consist of two parts, the text and the illustrations, both are equally important and dependent on each other. What makes a successful marriage between the two? As and author, what should you keep in mind when writing your manuscript for a picture book? As an illustrator, how do you read in between the lines to find the secondary story beyond the text itself? As an author/illustrator, how do you keep a constant balance between the text and pictures to create a successful book? All of these questions are key in writing and/or illustrating your picture book.