Friday, May 01, 2015

Book Events

I'm heading to California and Texas to do a few Book Events. Thanks to the wonderful people at BookPeople, I'm going to be doing my first school presentations in my home state of Texas.

Here is a list of the events that are open to the public:

May 4th
California State University : Fresno
Arne Nixon Library

May 9th
Barnes and Noble: Fresno

Petunia's Place Bookstore: Fresno

Woodward Library: Fresno

May 10th
Half Moon Bay Public Library: Half Moon Bay

May 12th 
Towne Center Books: Pleasanton

May 13th 
Martin Luther King Library: Oakland

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle Review for Knit Together

I'm delighted to say that The San Francisco Chronicle reviewed KNIT TOGETHER in their Sunday edition, calling it a “simple feel-good charmer” and “an ode to all mothers, but especially the knitting kind.”

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Marta, Big and Small Cover

I'm happy to share the full wraparound cover for Marta, Big, and Small written by Jen Arena and published by Roaring Brook Press. Publication date: August 2016

Monday, April 20, 2015

Knit Together

Knit Together was featured on two websites today. It's wonderful to see it getting such nice attention.

National Examiner 

Literary Gals 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Story Idea

I've been working on a story idea for awhile about my grandfather. Here is a little study from the story. Fingers crossed it will be a book!

Friday, April 10, 2015

How Do You Say?/ ¿Como Se Dice?

A little sneak peek from my next original story with Henry Holt entitled "How Do You Say? or ¿Como Se Dice?"  It will be published next year.

In other news, Knit Together was featured on a lovely blog this week. Here's the link. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Shelf Awareness Review for Knit Together

Shelf Awareness just wrote a lovely review for Knit Together and here it is!

"In her warm mother-daughter story, Angela Dominguez (Let's Go, Hugo!) demonstrates the combined efforts of collaboration and creativity.

"This is me," says the girl narrator, "I love to draw." She makes crayon portraits of her Chihuahua, a flower and more (including a picture of Dominguez's bird star Hugo). "Mom doesn't draw. Mom knits." The narrator wishes she could knit because "you can wear it!" On a cool day at the beach, mother, daughter and dog model the fruits of the woman's labors: matching red scarves and a sweater for the pooch. Back at home, the girl imagines things she could knit if she knew how (e.g., "finger puppet gloves"), so "I ask Mom to show me." A series of vignettes depicts the girl's attempts; frustrated, she colors the underside of a table. "Mom says it's okay," then shows her daughter how her drawings inspire her knit patterns. That gives them an idea. A sundrenched double-page spread of mother and daughter (plus their dog) on the beach sets the scene for "inspiration time. Mom says sometimes the best ideas come when your brain is resting." Another series of vignettes chronicles the creative process: "There are slow starts, and squiggles, and knots," she says, "But then I have it!"

The mother permits her daughter to explore her ideas, only stepping in when she's about to give up. After a process of trial and error, the rewards of the narrator's success are even greater. Dominguez pulls all of the details together into the revelation on the final pages. --Jennifer M. Brown, children's editor, Shelf Awareness
Discover: A mother and daughter combine their talents into a standout collaboration. "