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Lonely Lola Ladybug in Manuscript Museum!

Starting September 9th, my children’s picture book, Lonely Lola Ladybug, along with two of my original illustrations, goes on exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Jacksonville, Florida! As a winner of the 2016 Vinnie Ream Award, Lonely Lola Ladybug is part of the National League of American Pen Women’s Vinnie Ream Exhibit at the Karpeles Museum…
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Making a Picture Book: Process & Progress

Here are some pics to show you the progress I made the past two week on illustrating my next children’s picture book, Messy Magic Birthday. First, the story board( up on the fridge) was completed with rough sketches to plan how the illustrations would go with the text. Next, I scanned and printed these sketches,…
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An Award Winning Weekend!

The Vinnie Ream Awards Banquet at the NLAPW Biennial Conference was so inspiring and I felt incredibly honored to receive one of the four 1st place Awards. The four award categories are Letters, Arts, Music and Multi-Discipline. I won in the multi-discipline category for writing and illustrating my children’s picture book Lonely Lola Ladybug. The…
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SCBWI Book Launch Party!

I’m really excited that Lonely Lola Ladybug is having a book launch party on the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators website! This is something totally new and only books published in 2015 are invited. If you remember, the original Lola Ladybug Tea Party never quite got off the ground so, please come and…
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SCBWI Conference!

This past weekend I was one of 265 lucky attendees at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Northern Virginia. (Whew! That’s a mouthful!) It was a huge learning experience from those at the top of this field and those at the bottom. I took tons of notes and learned pearls…
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