Monday, November 30, 2009

A sneek peak at my new childrens book

Well it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the one thing I know is it is great to have a reason to be thankful. Without all of the wonderful friends, colleagues, and family, I know I wouldn't be where I am today. So a special thank you to all that I have come to know and will continue to enjoy being around for many years to come! So enough of the mush, and time to give a little sneak peak at a new book that I have been working on the last few months. The title of this book is "Staarabu was Wise, Anana was Gentle" written by Daniel Haugen. I have had so much fun with this project and can't wait to show you more. But until then, here is an image from the book. PS, Staarabu is the mouse. Hope you like!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Illustration Friday: "music"

Thought this would be a fitting piece for this weeks topic of "music"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My upcoming book signings at Barnes and Nobles

With the holidays here, there is nothing better to give as a gift than a personally signed children's book for your little ones or others you may know. To that note, here are some upcoming book signings that I will doing and where you can come and visit and say hi! If you can not make the events but would still like to get your personalized signed book, just drop me a line and I will be sure to get them to you.

Saturday Nov. 21, 2009
Barnes and Noble Minnetonka
10:00 am
13131 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Saturday Dec. 5, 2009
Barnes and Noble Fargo
3:30 - 5:30pm
1201 42 St SW
Fargo, ND 58103

Sunday Dec. 6, 2009
Barnes and Noble Apple Valley
14880 Florence Trail
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Thursday Dec. 10, 2009
Barnes and Noble Minnetonka
Time: 4-8pm
13131 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Book Launch Party Thursday!

Happy Wednesday everyone. It is with exciting news that I bring this post of a book launch Party tomorrow night (Thursday) in Apple Valley. Michele Deville is hosting a launch party for our new book "The Path to Forgiveness" at Enjoy! Restaurant in Apple Valley from 5-8pm. We would love to see you there!

"The Path to Forgiveness" book launch party 5-8pm

15435 Founders Lane
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Are you a Twitterer?

If you haven't noticed already, the different social media options out there are being used by many members of the Children's Book Illustrators Guild. As a member myself, I have found it to be a very valuable tool to keep up with everyone in the group whether it be via Facebook, blogs, or by twitter. Since most of you are already familiar with the facebook and blog accounts of CBIG, I thought I would let you know about some of our members Twitter pages. If you happen to be a member and find yourself not listed, let me know and I will be sure to add you to the list!

@NVCrittenden (Nina Crittenden)

@carrie_hartman (Carrie Hartman)

@Mixologist (Christina Rodriguez)

@CERodriguez (Christina Rodriguez)

@studiomccann (Shawn McCann)

@Schwab_Alicia (Alicia Schwab)