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Ursa Couldn’t Wait until April

SO. Ursa has been popping up. In my texts, emails, Twitter and Facebook feeds, and just this week, in stores. Like a kid who couldn’t wait for the big release day, she took a short-cut and somehow wiggled her way into the world a little ahead of schedule. After seeing a picture of her cover […]

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Coming Soon! : Ursa’s Light

“Ursa’s Light” is my first picture book.  In anticipation of her release with Peter Pauper Press on APRIL 15, 2016, I wanted to lead up to the pub date with a series of posts documenting my journey from IDEA to BOOK. While I was still a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, long before I had an agent or a […]

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New York in a Jar

Well, 70 jars to be exact. About a year ago, I made a doodle, titled:  “Things I wish I could put in a bottle… (to have when I want — like pickles, only better) (or put away when I want).”  At first the things I put into jars were tangible things, like a crescent moon, […]

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In Process : Noir Film Stills

With my newest project, I am rendering images almost completely in black and white (with spot color here and there).  Because it is an illustrated chapter book mystery series, I want to convey a tone of drama, heightened suspense, and spookiness throughout.  This past fall (September/October 2013) as this project was just coming into focus, […]

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