Another ‘Behind-the-scenes’ peak into the art-making process for ‘What Rosa Brought’, and one of my favorite stages of book design – creating the color palette. I could spend a year painting nothing but color swatches!  The first step to inspiring the colors was to draw from historic photos, 1930’s art, photos of Vienna, and other book…

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Some ‘Behind-the-scenes’ art-making for ‘What Rosa Brought’ (releasing in UK bookstores March 2024)… In the earliest stages of making art for books I tend to focus on characters first (especially in the case of non-fiction books). Rosa is based on author Jacob Sager Weinstein’s mother as a child, and her parents and grandma are 3 other…

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Dedicating a book to someone is usually meant to be an honor for that person, but in the case of ‘What Rosa Brought’, it felt more like the reverse. For me, it felt like I was the one who was honored to be able to make the dedication:   “For my bookmaking ally, Jen Rofé–and…

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I’m thrilled to be able to share this beautiful story written by Jacob Sager Weinstein about his mother’s childhood and which I had the honor to illustrate. This is a picture book about family, identity, immigration, and love. It can also serve as a gentle introduction to the Holocaust for readers aged 4-8. About the…

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I had the loveliest conversation with Gina on the Storyland Podcast, a Chinese podcast of conversations with children’s book authors and illustrators around the world. I so appreciated the thoughtful questions she posed about all the details of creating my book, HOME IN THE WOODS. APPLE PODCASTS LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eliza-wheeler-1000578242396 PLAYER FM LINK: https://player.fm/series/3394128/341112052 NEWS ARTICLE…

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When I create art for a book that’s written by another author, I don’t jump into sketching and drawing right away. Even for stories I haven’t written, the process still begins, for me, with writing. When I’ve taken on a manuscript to illustrate, the first thing I do is print it out, get in a…

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“There’s something that I’ve noticed.Perhaps you’ve seen it, too.Life is so much betterwhen it’s me and you.” Educator John Schu revealed the cover of my and Pat Zietlow Miller’s newest book, coming out this March 2022, on his blog. Check out his post to read more!  Description from the publisher: From the time we are…

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The Haiku Poet Podcast recently featured a read-aloud of ‘Home in the Woods’ — this is an adorable podcast by Josh Cleveland along with his kids, and it warmed my heart to have this special attention that they gave to my book. At the end of ‘Home in the Woods’, I ask readers to capture…

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