Hattiesburg on my mind.

This morning Tulsi whispered in my ear, “Pssssst, let’s go for a ride on a butterfly.” “Let’s,” I replied. In case you didn’t already know, you know now who keeps me in check. And busy. There is much I want to share from the past couple months! Where to begin? I'll start with Hattiesburg, Mississippi...I [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:08-08:00May 18th, 2012|inspiration, same same but different, school visits + events|Comments Off on Hattiesburg on my mind.

Same, Same but Different & the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award!

OH Wow! It has been an ongoing joke in our house that Tulsi says, "Mama, your books have no Caldecott Medals, but someday you'll get a sticker!" I smile and give her sweet head a kiss. Well, I am beyond excited to share some news -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation awarded me the Ezra [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:08-08:00March 7th, 2012|picture books, same same but different, school visits + events|Comments Off on Same, Same but Different & the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award!

Calling all young explorers and artists! What colors YOUR world?

A few months ago, I shared my new picture book, Same, Same but Different, with my long-time client Karen Capp of Oopsy Daisy Fine art for Kids. She had an idea to host a craft to connect young artists with my book and my travel-inspired Oopsy Daisy art, while encouraging children to create art about [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:08-08:00February 16th, 2012|kid art, same same but different, school visits + events|Comments Off on Calling all young explorers and artists! What colors YOUR world?

SSBD Reprint!

So while I was on the road, my editor delivered the COOOOLEST news! First, SSBD was printed in both Japanese and Korean. AND Second, SSBD went into its second printing after just 4 weeks in the U.S.! I received this photo of spreads as they came off the press in NJ -- which is doubly [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00November 29th, 2011|same same but different, school visits + events|Comments Off on SSBD Reprint!

NYC Part 1: The Original Art Show

So last week, I spent a whoppin' 48 hours in NYC. It was sort of a blur, as it sounds, and I have to admit, very strange without Tulsi with me (she stayed in St. Louis with grandparents she adores). Still, The Original Art Show (the initial motivation for my excursion) was an awesome experience! [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00November 5th, 2011|illustration, picture books, school visits + events|Comments Off on NYC Part 1: The Original Art Show

Fall Book Events Schedule

My new picture book came out in stores yesterday! I am presently soaking in the hot springs on a much needed vacation en route to my first bookstore event. I have events planned in Taos, Santa Fe, Durango, Boulder, Denver, Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis and NYC, and I would LOVE to see you! Bring [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00September 14th, 2011|book event, same same but different, school visits + events|Comments Off on Fall Book Events Schedule

This is my world…a sneak peak into my new book: Same, Same but Different

The countdown has begun! :) My next book will be in bookstores in just FIVE months -- September 13th. And I just got the go-ahead to share the cover art and 3 interior spreads. WoooHOOOOOO! The two boys become friends thru the mail...with their drawings and musings...and discover beautiful surprises in their "same, same but [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:10-08:00April 13th, 2011|illustration, same same but different, school visits + events|Comments Off on This is my world…a sneak peak into my new book: Same, Same but Different

Help — 10 copies of My Travelin’ Eye to give away!

I need your help. My publisher, Henry Holt, just sent ten copies of my book, My Travelin' Eye, that I need to find homes for. Perfect timing for the holiday season! I'm looking for ten places to send them to: children's hospitals who have libraries, a shelter or community center, special ed or art therapy [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:12-08:00December 18th, 2009|my travelin' eye, school visits + events|Comments Off on Help — 10 copies of My Travelin’ Eye to give away!

jenny sue on the radio

Connie Gotsch of the radio show Write On Four Corners here in the SW interviewed me last September about my first book, My Travelin' Eye. It was finally broadcasted today! I was super nervous and had major morning sickness goin' on when she called...so I was a bit clumsy with my words at first...but I [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:13-08:00June 17th, 2009|my travelin' eye, school visits + events|Comments Off on jenny sue on the radio

Advice for Tulsi’s Mom (from Mrs. Creech’s first grade class)

I got the coolest belated first mother's day gift in the mail last week : a one of a kind book entitled, "The Mom Book: Advice for Tulsi's Mom", written and illustrated by my niece Katie and her classmates. I was shocked! It's the best thing to get home made presents, and this one goes [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:13-08:00June 2nd, 2009|school visits + events, Tulsi Lila|Comments Off on Advice for Tulsi’s Mom (from Mrs. Creech’s first grade class)