Picture This! Part 4

I have illustrated three books: A Paper Hug, Operation: Celebration and The Celiac Kid. We talked about each of the books in turn and when we got to The Celiac Kid we spent awhile discussing Celiac Disease and how people Read more…


Picture This! Part 3

I got my first illustrating project in 2006 – A Paper Hug. I sketched out most of the illustrations in my large sketch book. I didn’t realize at the time how difficult it would be to scan those extra large Read more…


Picture This! Part 2

Thirty sixth graders walked into the library for their designated time – some eager, some ready for trouble and some just following the crowd. “Does an illustrator always know what to draw?” After some discussion, the answer is, “No.” I Read more…


Picture This! Part 1

Recently, I was asked by an elementary librarian to talk to a few classes about illustrating a book. Authors usually receive top honors, so this was a pleasant change. At first I wasn’t too excited about it but as I Read more…


Illustrator Extraordinaire

More often than not the author of a book is asked to speak at an event.  It is rare to hear from an illustrator.    I used to think that because illustrator/artists worked with paint, pencil, clay, etc., they didn’t have Read more…