Interview on InkyGirl

I have some amazing Kidlit artist friends, and at the top of that list sits Debbie Ohi. Debbie is an artist, writer, musician, gamer, and social media fiend. She generously shares great industry info with everyone around her. We have both been on similar career paths since we met in 2010 during the SCBWI summer conference mentorship meeting, and it’s been so fun to share the experience with her. Debbie interviews me on one of …

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BookPage Illustrated Interview

BookPage featured me in their April edition of “Meet The Illustrator”, with this super fun illustrated interview. Find a print copy of BookPage at your local library or bookstore, or online at bookpage.com. BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 450,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, TN, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. …

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Join Me: Pasadena LitFest 5/11/13

All those in the Pasadena area, please stop by to see me at the Pasadena LitFest this Saturday, 5/11/13!  I’ll be reading Miss Maple’s Seeds for the kids at 10:30, then signing at the Once Upon A Time bookstore booth.  Here are the details: 10:30-11:00am: Readings & Activities with Children’s Book Authors & Illustrators!  Authors and illustrators of gorgeous new children’s picture books will share their work with the little ones! Bethany Barton reading This Monster Cannot Wait! Eliza …

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BOOKSTORE EVENTS

Please join me this Saturday and Sunday at two wonderful bookstores in the Los Angeles area for story-time! I will read Miss Maple’s Seeds to the kids and have fun coloring sheets to give away. If you know anyone in the area who might be interested, please spread the word! Saturday, April 27, 2013: Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop, 11:00 AM 1030 Bonita Avenue, La Verne, CA 91750, (909) 599-4558 http://www.mrsnelsons.com/event/special-story-time-eliza-wheeler Sunday, April 28, 2013: Pages Bookstore, 2:00 …

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Coming Up: LA Times Festival of Books, and NYT Bestseller List

Hey all! So in my earlier post this week, gushing over fan art by Mary Lundquist, I made a joke about selling 1 billion books. To be clear – that was very much a joke! BUT, since writing that post I found out that I made the April 28th New York Times Bestseller List for Children’s Picturebooks!!! Understandably, that new fact has turned my previous joke into something of a confusion for my family and friends. I …

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The Next Big Thing: A Global Book Tour

When it rains it pours! On top of a book launch, taxes due, and project deadlines, I’ve added some major website technical issues to the list. Pardon the mess around here! Because of this, I’m a little late in posting for this blog tour, but if you don’t tell then I won’t either. THE NEXT BIG THING: A Global Blog Tour Illustration friend and SCBWI mentee Christina Forshay recently tagged me for participation in a …

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Book Party for Miss Maple’s Seeds!

I’m having a  book launch party for Miss Maple’s Seeds! Everyone is welcome, and I’d love to see you there! Sunday April 7th, 5-7 pm Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA 90027 Coming to the party? You can pre-order your book directly from Skylight to ensure there will be enough copies at the store. And of course, I’ll sign them! Pre-order here: http://www.skylightbooks.com/book/9780399257926   **************************** MISS MAPLE’S SEEDS April, 2013 AGES: 3-5 years AUTHOR: Eliza Wheeler …

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Miss Maple’s First Book Review

Miss Maple’s Seeds is coming out in 1 month (April 4, 2013), and I was so excited to see that Publisher’s Weekly posted the first review a few days ago! The Review: http://new.publishersweekly.com/978-0-399-25792-6 Since Publisher’s Weekly is a subscription site, I’m not sure how long the link will be available, so I’ve taken a screen grab of the review here:   Here’s what they said: “Confident artistry and an intuitive knowledge of what the world looks …

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Miss Maple’s Seeds: F&G’s

The F&G’s for Miss Maple’s Seeds are in! This is exciting for two reasons: 1) I get to walk around saying “F&G!”, and nobody can scold me. 2) I get to see a beautiful printed proof of my book, all laid out and paginated. As you’ve likely deduced by now, F&G is not a literary swear word – it stands for “folded and gathered”.  F&G: “folded and gathered”. A complete printed proof of a book (stack …

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