Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Katie Davis, best selling Author/Illustrator and Kidlit expert was inspired by this coming weekends national scbwi conference to do a blog talk radio piece on her now famous Brain Burps About Books on how to submit a book for publication.  She explains the process and highlights several books, including GRANDMOTHER HAVE THE ANGELS COME?  Any aspiring picture book author and illustrators out there give it a listen http://www.blogtalkradio.com/brainburps  and check out Katie's site: http://www.katiedavis.com/

Friday, July 23, 2010

Library of the Early Mind trailer 1.mov

On my list 'to see' list:

Trailer for "Library of the Early Mind," a documentary film exploring children's literature. Website: www.childrenslitproject.wordpress.comDirected by Edward J Delaney; produced by Edward J Delaney and Steven Withrow. Featuring Chris Van Allsburg, Lemony Snicket, Lois Lowry, Natalie Babbitt, Norton Juster, Jeff Kinney, Brian Pinkney, Brian Selznick, Roger Sutton, Mo Willems, Leslea Newman, Nancy Garden, David Small, Sarah Stewart, Jack Gantos, Richard Michelson, Lane Smith, Peter H Reynolds, Elizabeth Bird, Mary Jane Begin, Nick Clark, Arthur A Levine, Mary Downing Hahn, Jane Yolen, Anita Silvey

Thursday, July 22, 2010


sketches from ICON6 illustrator's conference.

I can not recommend ICON enough.  This year's program included speakers from the fashion, fine art, book, and commercial worlds; as well as timely information on contracts, orphan works and PLUS.  I came home ready to work and thinking I need to spend way more time/effort improving my skills...so... to the drawing board.

Monday, July 5, 2010

GRANDMOTHER won the Colorado Book Award for Children's Literature

I am so pleased that GRANDMOTHER HAVE THE ANGELS COME? Has been awarded a Colorado Book Award for Children's Literature!  Not only did Denise and I both recieve a beautiful plaque and generous check, we also get book stickers!  I love book stickers!! Yay!