On February 14th Diana Haneski, the library media specialist at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, saved the lives of fifty students and
When faced with a new project that I’m not sure how to approach, often my first instinct is total avoidance. All of a sudden, the
Sing to the tune of “My Favorite Things” by Rodgers and Hammerstein: Snowflakes on noses and text-able mittens Antlers on doggies and bells on soft
As an art teacher, I find a lot of inspiration for my work comes from my students, and their experiences in class. My self-published chapter
The art of the wordless spread is a thing of beauty. It leaves room for the reader to react to the story without being told
Have you ever come across a picture book and found it difficult to determine who created the illustrations? Most of the time, the illustrator’s name
I was lucky enough to meet author/illustrator Gina Perry at the 2017 NESCBWI conference this past April and am thrilled to interview her about her
If there’s one piece of writing advice I’ve heard at every conference and in nearly every writer’s article, it’s some variation of “Create Everyday”. As
Last year, I found that the #the100dayproject really helped me get in daily drawing practice (see the post about it here!), so I decided to give it
This is the second part of an interview with the amazingly talented Emberley family, all of whom have careers in the children’s book field. In
An exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum showcases a career. Ed and Barbara Emberley started a family of successful children’s book creators.
Last summer, I was honored to be selected as the illustrator for the NESCBWI17 logo. The logo is used as a Facebook header, profile icon and general
As we start this new year 2017 of writing and illustrating books, consider all the children of this earth. Universal themes underlie the best stories
Recently I traveled almost the length of Cuba on a people to people, educational tour, something only possible recently because I am an American.