I’m so excited to announce the release of my newest illustrations in the book Masterpiece Robot and the Ferocious Valerie Knick-Knack, written by Frank Tra and published by the amazing Tilbury House Publishers. I’m very excited as this comic book/graphic novel style picture book is a whole new genre for me and I’m discovering I really love it! You can even visit masterpiecerobot.com and get a behind the scenes look at the writing and illustrating process and learn more about the author and illustrator (that’s me!) AND download your very own coloring pages of Masterpiece Robot! Don’t forget to stop by amazon and order your own copy!
As if all that is not enough, Masterpiece Robot received a rave review on KIRKUS, stop by and read them for yourself!
I’m so excited to announce I’ve just joined forces with Essie White at Storm Literary. Essie is an amazing kind and hard-working woman and I count myself lucky to have her as my new Agent. I look forward to a wonderful relationship and hope we accomplish many great things together!
For all work inquiries please contact Essie White at Storm Literary email@example.com
Check out these two FREE webinars on January 4, 2018. The MD/DE/WV Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is hosting these webinars, which are open to everyone, as part of the Read Local Challenge, which gives you the chance to win prizes by reading books by featured authors from Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Join us as these authors discuss their inspirations and challenges and answer your questions! A recording of each webinar will be available after the event. Please register at the links below to receive access information for the live event or recording.
Thursday, January 4 at 7 PM: A Conversation with Middle Grade Fiction Authors Laura Shovan, Leah Henderson, and Barbara Carney-Coston.
Register at https://mddewv.scbwi.org/events/free-webinar-a-conversation-with-middle-grade-authors/
Thursday, January 4 at 7:45 PM: A Conversation with Picture Book Authors J.H. Diehl, Amy S. Hansen, and Rebecca Evans.
Register at https://mddewv.scbwi.org/events/free-webinar-a-conversation-with-picture-book-authors/
Be on the lookout for more exciting FREE webinars with Read Local authors in upcoming months!
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators MD/DE/WV Region is hosting a Bookfair at Barnes & Noble this December!
Shop at Barnes & Noble, either in-store or online, between December 13 and December 20, and present them with our flyer or Bookfair ID number (12278941), and SCBWI MD/DE/WV will receive a portion of the sales.
Join us for our Bookfair Kickoff event at Barnes & Noble Ellicott City on December 13 from 5-8 p.m.
Workshops and events for kids and families:
5-5:45 PM: Writing workshop for children and teens with Meg Eden, author (Post-High School Reality Quest)
5:45-6:30 PM: Illustration workshop for children and teens with Rebecca Evans, author/illustrator (Someday I’ll Fly, Friends in Fur Coats, The Shopkeeper’s Bear, The Good Things)
6:30-8 PM: Games with Authors: Play book bingo, pin the book on the shelf, crazy guessing games, and more with local authors:
Veronica Bartles (The Princess and the Frogs, Twelve Steps)
Barbara Carney-Coston (To the Copper Country)
Lulu Delacre (Olinguito from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest, Us, in Progress)
Leigh Goff (Bewitching Hannah, Disenchanted)
Kathy MacMillan (Sword and Verse, Little Hands and Big Hands)
Liz Reed (Sweet Competition)
Laura Shovan (The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary)
I thought you all might like to see some of my art process in fast-forward. Enjoy, and watch out for the sharks!
A special thanks to my fabulous photographer Teresa Robertson at robertsoncophoto.com for my amazing new headshots! I had so much fun posing for the camera and pretending to be a model, maybe I’ll have to do this every year!
These little guys have been rattling around in my brain for awhile begging to come out on paper. I’m so glad I listened to them because they make me laugh every time I see them!
Art is being created all around you. The person you meet at your local pool or pizzeria may have created your favorite book!
We invite all schools, libraries, homeschool groups, scout troops … groups of any size to join us! Take the challenge to read as many of these books from local authors/illustrators as you can, for a chance to win fabulous prizes, such as signed books and free Skype visits with one of our Read Local authors or illustrators. Then visit our websites to find our already-scheduled book signings and events, or to schedule a visit to your school or library.
All of our Read Local authors and illustrators have agreed to offer a 10% discount on their speaking fees for any school or library participating in the Read Local Challenge. Now is the perfect time to schedule a visit. We’d love to get to know you! Joint visits at special rates are also available. If you’d like to set up a special panel for your school or library, please email Veronica Bartles, Published and Listed Coordinator for the MD/DE/WV chapter of SCBWI at mddewv (at) scbwi (dot) org.
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