The Christmas Sweater has been on the Best Seller's List for 7 week straight! Have a Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009
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Friday, October 30, 2009
So, on Wednesday I was privileged enough to participate in SCBWI's Inside Story held at Third Place book in Lake Forest WA. It was a great event to get to mingle with fellow illustrators, librarians, teachers and booksellers. The local Examiner had a little to say about it here.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So, I have another Christmas book coming out. Today, The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck, is out in stores. Glenn has a promo on his site for it, check it out here.
This was a fun one to work on. Not sure how I have two Christmas books coming out this year, but hey, we did it. :)
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
This coming Wednesday, Oct. 28th I'll be participating in the SCBWI's Inside Story at Third Place Books in Lake Forest, WA. It's a great opportunity to show off my three picture books I've done this year. If you're a librarian, book seller, teacher and or media person it would be great to see you there!
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Thursday, October 01, 2009
It seems appropriate to start off October with a post about Halloween. Last year my first Halloween book came out, Halloween Night, and I received and email from a mother with a picture of the pumkins her girls had carved. Anything look familiar? It's always fun to get emails from readers!
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Alrighty, I think it's about time I got this exciting news up on the blog. Next week my first picture book that I've both authored and illustrated hits the shelves! It's called Santa's Stowaway. I think the 22nd is the offical date.
I wrote Santa's Stowaway as a classic Christmas story that hopefully gives it's readers the "warm fuzzies" over and over each year.
I've updated the site to help get the word out. Hope ya like it.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Alright! Today is the official publication date for Pingo! Both Brandon Mull and I are super excited to see this book out for everyone to enjoy. I know Brandon Mull is signing copies at the LDS Booksellers Association Convention today. Wish I could be there as well, however I'm finishing up the art for J. Scott Savage's next Farworld book, Land Keep; yet another great read from Shadow Mountain.
Go Pingo, go!
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Saturday, August 01, 2009
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The last few months have been super busy. One of the books I finished up and am excited about is Pingo . I teamed up with Brandon Mull on this one. It's a funny story about a boy who tries to ditch is imaginary friend as he gets older. However, this imaginary friend won't go quietly.
I think it releases in August. Here's a link to pre-order. :)
Last week the awesome people at Deseret Book sent over the proofs. It's always fun to see this stage of whole process.
I'll post some of the spreads as it gets closer to the release date.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Back in High School I loved to make images, and nothing has changed. I asked my parents if I could spray paint my bedroom. To my surprise they said "yes." I just about passed out from the fumes.
I did hundreds of drawings at this little table sitting on two kiddy chairs stacked on top of each other. It's crazy to see what can happen in ten years.
I got my hands on a airbrush and went to town.
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Thursday, April 02, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009
Just got a note from Igrid Law, the brilliant author of Savvy, that the cover of Savvy was voted "favorite book jacket of 2008" by Publisher's Weekly! It always adds a little sparkle to the day when there's fun news like this.
Just as a heads up, I'm currently working on the jacket art for the sequel to Savvy. Hopefully it will compliment the awesome story once agian.
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