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Miss Maple’s Seeds: F&G’s

November 29, 2012

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…

Current Projects: Rundown

November 16, 2012

I have so many pieces of news to share! MISS MAPLE’S SEEDS story and illustrations, Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin My first very own picture book! Coming out April 4, 2013.   DOLL BONES, by Holly Black illustrations, Simon and Schuster I created cover art and interior black and white chapter drawings for Holly Black’s new middle grade novel (HOLLY BLACK!). Coming Spring 2013.   THE GRUDGE KEEPER, by Mara Rockliff illustrations, Peachtree Illustrations for…

Keep Me In Your Heart

October 15, 2012

A new illustration in honor of good friends getting married. What could be more appropriate than a Winnie the Pooh quote? “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” ~A.A. Milne Congratulations Sean and Sarah!    

Publishing 101: Who’s Who

October 1, 2012

       For illustrators new to publishing, I briefly cover the  roles of editors, art directors, literary agents and art reps. See that post on my group blog; KidLitArtists