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SCBWI WWA Illustrator Show: prep, choose & frame

This is the illustration of mine chosen to be included in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Western Washington illustrator exhibit, opening in a few short weeks on October 10. I made the painting as part of preparing … Continue reading

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Wendy Wahman & Snowboy

Wendy Wahman, author illustrator of Don’t Lick the Dog and A Cat Like That has a new book, written with her husband, coming out this fall. Check out the trailer. Wonderful!

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Poetry Month and Picture Books

Washed up on the shores of May. At the beginning of April I pledged to myself to try and post every day in the month. I had been struggling to post even once a week and thought this would decide … Continue reading

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Bruce Hale, Matt de la Peña & Rachel Vail

Bruce Hale stepped up in his fedora, suit and spectators to give the first keynote of the conference. During the opening Editor/Agent/Art Director panel, Eddie Gamarra spoke to how public speaking skills and a comfortable relationship to public appearances make all … Continue reading

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SCBWI WWA Conference: Absorbing the Goodness

I came home from the conference exhausted but full in the best way. The richness of the faculty, their personalities and presentations, and the great gift of being in the room with friends and strangers, each a creative force, always … Continue reading

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Where The Sidewalk Ends

I’ve been so busy typing up my notes from the weekend’s SCBWI WWA conference that I nearly forgot Poetry Monday. Who else but Shel Silverstein will do, since I’ve been living and breathing children’s literature for three days? Where the … Continue reading

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Matt de la Peña and Arizona

Author Matt de la Peña will be teaching a fiction intensive at the SCBWI WWA pre-conference on Friday and and giving a keynote address at the conference on Saturday: Working Class Writer. I’m reading his latest young adult book, I … Continue reading

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