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"Behind the book"

My husband and I created this behind-the-scenes video detailing my process writing and illustrating Home in the Woods.

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Eliza Wheeler is an illustrator and author of books for kids, teens, and the young at heart. Her book Miss Maple’s Seeds was a NYT bestseller, and her book Home in the Woods was dubbed “Gorgeous” by the New York Times book review. Eliza is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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J.R.R. Tolkien Encouragment

November 18, 2015

THE ‘I SUCK’ DILEMMA

August 15, 2015

It’s been two weeks since the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators annual summer conference in Los Angeles, and I am still feeling like I’m in recovery mode.  This conference is a massive whirling ball of creative energy. There we experience information, inspiration, connection, excitement, boredom, nervousness, and ultimately, exhaustion!  It was the first year I was on faculty to give a portfolio workshop and moderate a panel of art directors at the Illustrator’s Intensive day, so all of these feelings for me over the four days were extra heightened. A memorable moment happened at the end of that…

Happy Book Birthday WHEREVER YOU GO and THE UNMAPPED SEA

April 21, 2015

Today was the official release of not one, but two books that I worked on over the past two years: The first book is WHEREVER YOU GO, written by author Pat Zietlow Miller.  I’ll be traveling to Madison, Wisconsin to celebrate this book’s release in May. For those in the area please join Pat and I on May 15th at Books & Co. Bookstore, and/or May 16th at Mystery To Me Bookstore. A special thank you to Pat for creating the words, Connie Hsu and Leslie Shumate for editing and story directing, and Patti Ann Harris for art directing. If you missed the book…

CODY Book Birthday & WHEREVER YOU GO Trailer

April 14, 2015

Today! In the life of children’s book creators, many things are beautiful: A book’s birthday. If you’re looking for a positive book with sweet writing and diverse characters for a 7-10 year-old, this is your book! MORE INFO A brand new book trailer. My husband, Adam, created this beautiful video for a new picture book I illustrated, WHEREVER YOU GO (coming April 21, 2015), by Wisconsin author Pat Zietlow Miller. Thank you, Adam! MORE INFO ABOUT THE BOOK