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Tides Inn Boots & Books

My brand new book, Messy Magic Birthday and Lonely Lola Ladybug are now for sale at the Tides Inn gift shop! This past week I spent many hours at the beautiful Tides Inn painting their Waterman’s Way boots. The Watermen’s Way is a public arts project to honor the waterman (and woman) who are a…
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Messy Magic Birthday preview gets A+!

This week I had the pleasure to visit Winkelman Elementary School in Glenview, Illinois to preview my new book, Messy Magic Birthday, to 90 second graders. (one of whom is my granddaughter Cleo) I began by talking about writing and illustrating children’s books and how Lonely Lola Ladybug started as just an idea in my head but…
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Leaning into the DREAM

It’s getting close now, my second children’s picture book, Messy Magic Birthday, comes out May 10 st!  Here I am living my dream of writing, illustrating and publishing picture books for children. That dream started over 20 years ago but it never got off the ground until I learned a little secret.  You don’t have to…
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Corroluna Press is born

Wanting to self-publish my next children’s picture book has led me to form my own teeny tiny publishing company called Corroluna Press. This press has no intention of publishing anything other than my own works. So why become a publisher when I could easily self-publish books without that bother and expense?  Well it’s all about…
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Book Illustrations are in the Bag!

After 6 months of work, the illustrations for my next children’s picture book, Messy Magic Birthday, are done! Twenty three in all, including the book’s cover, are on their way to the photographer to be transformed into digital images. They do this by either scanning the illustrations directly into a computer or by photographing them…
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