Crafty Marketing

I asked my marketing friend, “What is the best way to tell book stores and gift shops, that I contacted months ago, about the fact that Lonely Lola Ladybug has won a national award?” I especially want to get the attention of the botanical garden gift shops. Other than my local Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,…
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Children’s Workshop

Yesterday I taught a children’s workshop to an enthusiastic bunch of budding authors/illustrators at the RAL Studio Gallery. The boys and girls, age 7 to 11, were introduced to the art of book Illustration and story making through my children’s picture book, Lonely Lola Ladybug and my talk about How a Children’s Picture Book Gets…
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Happy Halloweensie!

I thought you might enjoy a little Halloween treat. I am doing something I have never done before, entering a writing contest on line. The contest is Susanna Hill’s 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest and sounds like fun!  Keep in mind, I’m an illustrator first and writer second. I see the pictures in my mind for every…
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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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