Tag: illustrations

The Squirrels are Coming!

Wonderful news: When the Squirrels Stole my Sister, my upcoming picture book with Fitzhenry & Whiteside, is going to be illustrated by Patricia Storms. ūüôā Patricia is an accomplished author/illustrator well-known in the Canadian kidlit scene. Her illustrations range from super-adorable to just-a-little-creepy (intentionally…

Friday Faves–Books I Read and Loved this Spring

I updated my Goodreads account this afternoon, adding a dozen or so titles that I read and loved this spring. If you’re looking for a summer read, here are a few of my recent faves. Picture Books Once I Ate a Pie Written by…

SCBWI Spring Conference in Ottawa

There are still a few spaces left for¬†Ottawa’s¬†SCBWI Art of Story Conference¬†scheduled for the end of the month. For¬†two days,¬†guest¬†speakers will¬†offer¬†workshops and presentations to everyone¬†interested in writing or illustrating children’s books, from aspiring picture book illustrators to established YA novelists. There’s something for every…

Quick Write

I’m very pleased to participate in the Children’s Illustrators’ Studio MASH-UP this week. The Mash-up pairs a writer and illustrator in a blind creation process that grows from just a name, a species, a trade and a location. Last week I got my instructions:…

On Bookshelves Now!

It’s out at last! My Cat Isis was released by Kids Can Press on March 1, 2011. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. My Cat Isis is my first picture book, and it’s on the list of spring children’s titles in¬†Publisher’s Weekly. Scroll through to K for…

My First Picture Book

My¬†picture book, My Cat Isis,¬†is due for release in March 2011, but my clever publisher, Kids Can Press, already has it¬†listed on the web.¬†Check out their forthcoming Spring 2011 list. I’m there as¬†official Kids Can Press author. The book¬†exists¬†on¬†Amazon, Chapters, Barnes and Noble –…

Illustrations and other Surprises

I opened an email last week to find a message from my editor at Kids Can Press with a file attachment showing the revised roughs of my first picture book. What a treat! I can’t include a picture here, of course. You’ll¬†have to wait…

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