Saturday, November 29, 2014

First Review for Knit Together!

I just got my first review for Knit Together (March 24, 2014) from Kirkus and it's delightful! Here are  a few highlights:

Kirkus writes “The bespectacled mother, her daughter and a little dog are colorful characters rendered with a bit of digital help in a mix of gouache, colored pencil, ink and collage against a white background. Swirls of yarn, a typeface that resembles handwriting and smiling cartoon faces add up to a lively and enjoyable story about sharing hobbies and good times. . . . A warm family story.”

Friday, November 14, 2014

Marta Book Cover Sketch

Here is one of the cover sketches for Marta, Big, and Small. Also good news, Maria Had A Little Llama was selected for the ACL 2013 Distinguished List and their Outstanding List. To see the complete list and to read more:

Monday, November 03, 2014

Author's Visit

I've been participating in a few author's visit since moving to NY. I'm particularly excited about this one  next Saturday in Dumbo.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Marta Finals

Almost done with the artwork for the wonderfully written book, Marta, Big, and Small (Roaring Brook 2016).

Friday, October 10, 2014


I've begun the final artwork for Marta, Big and Small. Here's a sneak peek of the artwork in progress.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Kids Lit in The Catskills

I just came back from an autumn retreat in the Catskills with fellow author/illustrators. The scenery was awe inspiring (second only to the company). Below are links to the hotel, which is a must stay, and to everyone's work: 

Friday, September 12, 2014

SF to Brooklyn Book Fair

I'll be traveling next week back to SF for a few presentations and my first speech at a SCBWI conference. I'll be back just in time to present for the first time at the Brooklyn Book Fair on Sunday September 21st at 1pm. In the meantime, I'm working on Marta, Big and Small (Roaring Brook Press 2016) and my new story How Do You Say? (Henry Holt 2016).