Jet Black Heart News!

 

This is a pretty cool surprise: JET BLACK HEART has been shortlisted for the 2016 Coventry Inspiration Book Award in the 11-16 ‘Rapid Reads’ category. It’s in a splendid list of eight books by great authors. That list will go through elimination rounds and be whittled down to three finalists.

NEWS FLASH: On […]

By | 2017-08-21T07:39:04+00:00 September 5th, 2015|About My Books, News|Comments Off on Jet Black Heart News!

Welcome to the Writing Process: An Author/Illustrator Blog Tour

My talented friend and former art school classmate, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, invited me to share a bit about my writing and illustrating process as part of the ‘Welcome to the Writing Process: An Author/Illustrator Blog Tour’ (thanks, Maryann!). We are also part of a vibrant online community of children’s book illustrators and I’ve been in awe […]

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00 June 30th, 2014|About My Books, Illustration, My Current Projects, News, Writing|Comments Off on Welcome to the Writing Process: An Author/Illustrator Blog Tour

Inspiration and Aspiration 2014

Yellow Rabbit ACORN webHappy Second Half of January! By now we’ve all had plenty of time to assess 2013 and make wishes for 2014. Here are a few things I’ve been thinking about.

Top creative experiences in 2013:

Launching two new books for children and young people. In May […]

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00 January 17th, 2014|About My Books, Inspirations, News|Comments Off on Inspiration and Aspiration 2014

Revisiting FLY HIGH! The Story of Bessie Coleman

fly-high-coverI spent yesterday introducing three groups of Edinburgh schoolchildren to the wonderful role model, Bessie Coleman, whose story I illustrated years ago. Since I began writing and illustrating my own books, I have spoken less about the picture books I illustrated, so I was really pleased […]

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00 October 10th, 2013|About My Books, Events|Comments Off on Revisiting FLY HIGH! The Story of Bessie Coleman

At the End of a Busy Spring

My silhouette along with that of a raven, my character Fausto Corvo's symbol. Photo by M Barbour. My silhouette along with that of a raven, my character Fausto Corvo’s symbol. Photo by M Barbour.

Was it only seven weeks ago that we launched The Shadow Lantern? I’ve […]

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:02+00:00 June 18th, 2013|About My Books|Comments Off on At the End of a Busy Spring

My new websites!

It’s official! I have two new websites that are linked under one umbrella – or should I say tree? It’s taken months to get all the materials together for my new author site and to update my illustrator site, but I think it was well worth the effort.

It’s wonderful to have the sites ready in […]

By | 2013-04-19T18:01:39+00:00 April 19th, 2013|About My Books, News|Comments Off on My new websites!