I got the unbelievable news on Friday that Michelle Obama will be reading my first book MISS MAPLE’S SEEDS via PBS Kids “Mondays with Michelle” on May 4th!!! 😍😍😍 It’s going to be such a thrill to see her read it. Catch the video recording for a limited time here on YouTube MISS MAPLE’S SEEDSNancy…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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