My books are out!

I am so pleased to announce that the three books that I have been working on this year are now available for purchase!

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  The Foodie Club Cover

Burkley Cover

Dancing Danica Cover


Foodie Club – Character Evolution

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This is the first concept piece I did for the Foodie Club by Dani Shear.

This piece is what ultimately won me the project.

Syd Chef

After I was chosen, I began sketching the main character, trying to find the right look and personality for the main character.   I experimented with different media and style.


Syd and Sunny Character Sketches3

These sketches were for a while the settled upon Syd and Sunny. But something still just wasn’t right…So I went back to the drawing board and

Syd Sunny v2 colorfinally I created the Syd and Sunny right for the Foodie Club.

Published in the SCBWI Mag!

As a member of the SCBWI, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, I receive their magazine, full of tips, articles, interviews and other goodies for people like me.

In a previous issue  I saw a call for tech tips and figured I’d put my two cents in, since I’m really pleased with my large format printer and my ability to print my cleaned-up sketches directly on my final paper. My technique allows me to keep the freshness of my original sketch, without losing any energy to transfering it on a light table.

So, I submitted the tip and forgot about it.

Until I received the June issue of the SCBWI mag, that is…

Check it out: I’m (kinda) (almost) famous!

You never get tired of seeing your name in print, and I’ve already gotten a few unsolicted emails from people who saw the tip and had questions.

Next step after I finish work on my current project (on which I’m totally making use of my own tech tip): publication in anoter type of magazine…maybe Highlights 🙂