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Aug.20.2009
Today's the day! My first children's book, An Apple Pie For Dinner, is now officially published! It's a retelling of an English folktale in which kind old Granny Smith, in search of apples for a pie, makes a series of trades, bringing happiness to all she meets. Fabric artist Carol Baicker-McKee...
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Jun.30.2009
I just love Graham Kerr. Always have. I've fond memories of watching The Galloping Gourmet TV show as a toddler. Every day around lunch time, just before Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, Mom would be at the ironing board set up behind the sofa (underwear, bedsheets, all of my dad's shirts –...
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May.20.2009
What a wonderful surprise stuffed in my mailbox this afternoon – a copy of the actual hardbound An Apple Pie For Dinner! Totally unexpected, as I'd only just received a few days ago one of the last set of F&Gs (folded and gathereds, the book's unbound printed pages) that the Marshall...
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May.11.2009
Does the world really need another book about fairies? Yes, if it's Ammi-Joan Paquette's charming The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies. Combining a backyard adventure with a fairy hunt, kids are encouraged to find the wonder in nature as they search for those ever-elusive fairies. Especially...
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Apr.23.2009
How do you present your illustrations to a publisher? At the 2004 LA Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference, Kristine Brogno, former Design Director of the Children's Division of Chronicle Books, shared a list of ten things not to send to an art director... Read...
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Mar.22.2009
Gentle Readers, how could I forget the birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Yes, that caterpillar is forty years old, the big 4-0. How will he celebrate? I'm seeing more cake in his future...  And we can't forget what happened to him...   He became a butterfly!   To hear the story...
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Oct.02.2008
So I heard from artist Carol Baicker-McKee last week. The illustrations for An Apple Pie For Dinner are finished and now with the publisher, Marshall Cavendish! That means my very first picture book is on schedule for a Fall, 2009 pub date. Hurray! I can't wait to see Carol's 3-D fabric art...
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Jul.09.2008
Be still, my fluttering heart, but 3-D fabric artist Carol Baicker-McKee's posted a shot of her workspace on her blog that includes two spreads from An Apple Pie For Dinner (Marshall Cavendish, 2009), my very first picture book and her current work-in-progress. Tell me these aren't going to be the...