Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking to the graduate students and faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill about the process I go through when writing and illustrating one of my nonfiction books. We met in the SILS Library, which has a large collection of children’s books, and I was pleased to see a display of more than a dozen of my books on top of one of the bookcases. The books are used for research but are also available for checkout by anyone on campus. We gathered around a large table in the corner of the library and a screen was set up for my slides. Library Head Rebecca Vargha gave a very nice introduction for my talk and at the end we had a lively discussion and questions. I thank Rebecca for inviting me and graduate student Alena Principato for helping to make arrangements, for promoting my talk on campus and taking pictures. I enjoyed my visit very much! I am always glad to meet librarians. They are the people who put books like mine in the hands of children.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
|Illustration from A Day and Night in the Rain Forest|
The print is 10 1/4 inches by 20 inches with a one inch white border and is shipped in a sturdy mailing tube. Smaller sizes of prints are also available.
Prints make great gifts for the holidays! Check out my Etsy site for these and other available illustrations.
|Illustration from A Day and Night in the Desert|
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
NONFICTION BOOT CAMP INTENSIVE, Sat. Jan. 14, 2017, SCBWI California: San Francisco North and East Bay
It should be a great day!
Join our outstanding faculty for a full day of hands on, deep craft nonfiction sessions in the beautiful Nile Hall of Oakland's Preservation Park. The workshops will provide practical information and guidance about the Nonfiction market, how to get your NF proposal or manuscript into shape, help you understand how to pitch and structure your proposal, how to target to the right market, create your narrative arc, and learn research techniques and methodologies from successful authors.
This program is for developed writers (you have had your work critiqued, participate in a critique group, and have participated in professional writers' programs/conferences) or are published writers. This is a smaller group setting.
First come, first served. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
|Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum exhibit panels|
|CCMM Reception in the RFK Community Schools Library|
|Baskets I collected on my trip to Uganda many years ago|
|Mexican platter and weavings from Central America collected by my family|
Find out more about the Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum at http://connectingcultures.us/about/
|Objects connected to writing and trade|
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
|Signing books at West Putnam School, Porterville, CA|
October 24: Vandalia Elementary School
|With Reading Teacher Rebecca Ortiz|
October 25: West Putnam Elementary School
|With Mrs. Perez and Reading Teacher Julianne Buckley|
October 26: Olive Street School
|With Reading Teacher Judy Bedell|
October 27: Roche Avenue School
|With Reading Teacher Amanda Avila and Principal Patricia Jorgensen|
October 28: Santa Fe School
|With reading teacher Beatriz Hackett|
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
|Signing books, Belleville School, Porterville, CA|
|With reading teacher Ruth Shirk|
Tuesday, October 18, Belleview School
|With reading teacher Michelle Davis|
Wednesday, October 19, Westfield School.
|With reading teacher Candance Castillo|
Thursday, October 20, John J. Doyle School.
|With reading teacher Andrew Lopez|
Friday, October 21, Los Robles School.
The week ended with a visit to Los Robles School with two assemblies, a delicious potluck lunch provided by the school staff, and book signing in Shelby Curry’s classroom. Shelby did a terrific job of organizing the day and I thank parent Melody Burkhart for being on hand to help with set-up, book sales and helping make things ran smoothly. It was a great end to a very successful week!
|With parent Melody Burkhart and Reading Teacher Shelby Curry|
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
|Illustration "A Panda Walking" from A Panda's World|
PRINT from original cut paper collage art created for "A Panda's World" (Picture Window Books, 2006.) Perfect for decorating a child's room! Or, for anyone who loves animals.
TITLE: "PANDA WALKING" limited edition fine art prints:# 1 of 50
SIZE: Image is 6.5"x10" with a 1" white border to allow for framing. It will slip into any store-bought 9"x12" frame for easy display. Other sizes available.