Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gold Medal

A big "Thank You!" goes out to the Mom's Choice Awards for awarding "Did You Hear: A Story About Gossip" with a gold medal!  Such exciting news to start off the week!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

"Did You Hear" Dress-Up

As an illustrator, I just love it when kids feel a connection to the characters in my books.  The highest praise I could ever receive came today when Ania Kelly sent me this photo of her adorable daughter wearing a custom outfit and dressed up like Emma from my recent title "Did You Hear: A Story About Gossip."  I was absolutely floored!  She looks AMAZING!  Big hugs and a high five go out to this little girl for sending me this memory as we close out 2017!



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Total TV Guide

It is great to be able to work on holiday themed projects at this time of year.  They really put me in the holiday spirit.  I am so excited that "Total TV Guide" asked me to do their Christmas cover again this year! Here is the cover, on shelves now in the UK!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thank you!

 James Patterson's new book "Give Thank You A Try" is now available, and features artwork from so many talented artists.  I am honored to be able to have been able to contribute an illustration to this book!


Sunday, October 8, 2017

School Visit

This past week, I got to meet the students of Forest Dale Elementary and speak to them about illustration!  I talked to them about how a book is made, about my illustration process, and about using colors to help an illustration tell a story.
My volunteers helped me create a silly story....with some very silly illustrations!
Thanks, Forest Dale, for such a great day, and for letting me share my passion for art and storytelling with your students!