Peter H. Reynolds' The Word Collector Book Launch

I had so much fun celebrating Peter H. Reynolds' The Word Collector at Blue Bunny Books/The Dot Central in Dedham! I love this beautiful new book. Thank you to Peter for surprising me with The Little Book of Hygge ("hygge" is a word I learned while assisting with this project).


Here's Peter sharing a little love with the crowd.


If you want a sense of "hygge", visit The Blue Bunny. I feel so grateful to share the journey with the wonderful people there.


My Guest Post for the "24 Carrot Writing" Blog: Creating an Oz-Inspired Illustration

I recently had the delight of contributing a guest post to the wonderful 24 Carrot Writing Blog! Visit my post there — From Start to Finish: Creating an Oz-Inspired Illustration — to get a peek behind the curtain of one of my paintings. I discuss my illustration process in preparing for an NJSCBWI illustrators' intensive with Maria Middleton, Art Director for Random House Children's Books. I hope you'll enjoy seeing some of the steps I take when approaching an assignment!

It was an honor to contribute to 24 Carrot Writing's August Illustrator Bonanza. While you're there, I recommend also reading the great posts by illustrators Milanka Reardon, Brook Gideon, and Matthew Cordell. And of course, check out 24 Carrot Writing's awesome posts on writing — you may be inspired to become a 24 Carrot Writer yourself!