I'm very excited to have been accepted to the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature later this month. It should be a wonderful opportunity to meet with local industry people and expand my network
It's time to begin a new book journey. It's always so exciting to be starting illustrations for a new book! I'm especially excited about this one because I'll be designing it as well.
The Annual SCBWI Conference in NY was lots of fun - so energising to listen to inspiring speakers, make new friends and some local contacts - especially since I only live 4 hours away now!
This is my 2nd year creating an illustrated Christmas advent calendar. This year I focused on Winter animals having fun!
I hope you had lots of fun during whatever holidays you celebrate, and on and on into the New Year....
I've moved from Australia to Providence, RI! It's great to be back Stateside again.
I'm taking a little social media hiatus as I head off on a few adventures. But back here soon with stories to tell!
Another edition of Mummy You're Special To Me released in Australia, just time for Mother's Day - this time as a board book for the littlest fingers. It's such a lovely size!
This book with accompanying CD (words and music by Jay Laga'aia) has just been released, luckily in time for Easter ;-) It's a real egg hunt adventure, with a definite twist at the end!
I was very happy to contribute to the NSW Dept of Health's Munch & Move campaign, for getting kids away from screens and out having some real ol' fashion fun!
My map of New Orleans will be featured in the brand spanking new TDAT venture: 100 Illustrated Maps of American Places. Can't wait to see it!
I'm conducting several artist-in-residence sessions at Broadmeadows Valley Primary School this month where I'm focussing on character design of monsters with P-5's. One word: FUN.
A letter in the mail today confirmed that Mummy You're Special To Me will be released in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malyasia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam! Hooray!
I'll be presenting a 2 hour workshop for educators on the literacy of picture books. We'll be discussing the elements of an illustration, and the interplay of words and pictures among other things. Looking forward to it.
I'll be doing another presentation as Books In Homes Ambassador, this time for a whole school assembly.
I'm so happy that the English and French board book versions of Mummy You're Special To Me have been released in my native Canada!