Welcome! This is the new home of my writing, musings, illustrations, and Simply 7 interviews. You can also find me at my old website. If you’re interested in a Simply 7 interview for your picture book, feel free to contact me, though I reserve the right to not do an interview.
Today I have another set of Simply 7 interviews for you with two people, but this is a unique one. You see the author is no longer with us. Today’s interview is conducted with the author’s daughter, Amy Losak, and the illustrator, Sawsan Chalabi. This is perhaps one of the most unique Simply 7 interviews […]
Last year I wrote a post on illustrator’s Postcards that I thought could be helpful for my local SCBWI members. BUT it was very well received by many around the world (color me surprised!) and I was constantly asked “where’s part 1?” I promised that I would be presenting on Part 1 at my local […]
Hello! If you follow my blog, I’m hoping this update will send you an email. You see, I find the technical aspects of this blogging process a bit baffling. That being said, it’s come to my attention recently that this GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in the EU affects bloggers too. Again, I find all […]
Last weekend was my local SCBWI retreat at which there was also an Illustrator’s Intensive. This was why I was creating a couple of pieces to bring with me (and give away here). I thought I would share a little bit about the assignment, what I learned, and give some insight into my process as […]
I’m very excited to discuss today’s book with both the author and the illustrator. This one is a real treat!
I’m so glad that so many of you liked my daily poetry postings last month. I do enjoy reading and researching all those poetry picture books to cull the “best” ones to share (but then again I love poetry to begin with!). BUT I know everyone isn’t as much of a fan of poetry. SO, […]
I like to end the month on a perfect goodbye poem. I think I found one this year that says it all.