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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Right now I’m knee deep in sketching for the picture book THE GRUDGE KEEPER, by author Mara Rockliff. It’s a folk-tale inspired story of the one man in town who collects everyone’s insults, umbrage, and petty complaints, filing them all away in his cottage. Mara’s manuscript is brilliant! It’s been exciting to be able to…

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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…

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I am so totally behind on all the pieces of news I need to share with you all! So, here’s a quick rundown of my projects to date (and I’ll share more on each item in follow-up posts): MISS MAPLE’S SEEDS story and illustrations, Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin This is my first very own picture book! Coming…

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    It’s been months of intense work here on my picture book project, and the interior artwork is all sent off to New York. Though I have yet to do the cover and endpaper artwork, there’s a big sense of accomplishment and relief knowing that the bulk of the work is finished. I can’t…

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    I’m here plugging away diligently and watching the big deadline approach on my current book project, The Maple Tree Orphanage. I can’t wait to share more details about the story, and share the process of working on my first story with editor, Nancy Paulsen and art director, Cecilia Yung. But, for now I…

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