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Tag! I’m it…

"Do you run?" you might ask. "Only when chased." I would reply. "Do you blog?" you might ask. "Only when  tagged." So thank goodness for K.G. Campbell tapping me on the virtual shoulder and saying... "You're it!"   Last week, the funny and fabulously talented K.G. Campbell was "it" in this 4 question game of blog tag.  A game in which a bunch of authors and illustrators are running about...

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Good things, and flamingos, come in threes…

  Did you know that a group of flamingos is not a flock, but rather, a FLAMBOYANCE?   That makes me  happy. It makes me feel like dancing!   You know what else makes me feel like dancing? All of the warm and wonderful praise that Flora and her pink pal have received.   They say good things come in threes… and I think that must be true. In just...

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MIni Interview: Melissa Sweet

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Which means today (in my house at least)  is Pie Day! We get out all the ingredients. Make every one from scratch. Mixing, rolling, baking, testing... (The taste testing is my favorite part) When we're all done, we've made an incredible mess, but we've also made something wonderfully sweet, to savor and share. So, it seems especially fitting that today, Pie Day, is the day in which our featured...

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Mini Interview: K.G. Campbell

Keith Campbell and I are leading parallel picture-book lives... We both work in pencil. We share the same awesome agent. We've each had books published this year featuring title characters named Flora. And we have each illustrated tea parties- hosted by the fabulous folks at Viking Children's Books. (Twilight Zone theme music plays in the background.) We've got a lot in common.   And... I think that once you've seen...

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Mini Interview: Eric Barclay

When I was 8 years old… I got my first pair of glasses. But I really, Really, REALLY didn't want to wear them. So, for a few years, I kept them in my pocket whenever my parents were out of sight. And as a result, more and more other things were out of sight too!  I can see in my mind's eye, (more clearly than my vision would ever allow),...

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The Mini-Interviews are coming!

The day after tomorrow is November 1st and you know what that means…. NATIONAL PICTURE BOOK MONTH! And National picture Book Month means that Juana, Laura, Mikela and I are back with our annual series of Mini Interviews! This year, we’ve decided to embrace the “mini-ness” of our annual mini interviews, and so, our interviews will revolve around... the “little” things in the lives and work of our author/illustrator interviewees....

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Eeeek! It’s a Ghoulish Guessing-Game GIVEAWAY!

Halloween is creeping... Creeping... Ever closer... Soon it will be at your door... You'll hear the tell-tale 'Ding-Dong' of the door bell... You'll sloooooowly open the door and then... TRICK OR TREAT!!!! Halloween may still be a fortnight away, but I've got a TREAT for you- A copy of ZOMBELINA! There's just one TRICK to winning it... You must guess the number of pencils I used to create the illustrations...

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The Next Big Thing!

Last week, the lovely and talented Courtney Pippin Mathur was "it"-  in The Next Big Thing Blog Tour. Started in Australia, "The Next Big Thing" is now racing across the globe as authors and illustrators tag one  another- asking/answering 10 questions on their blogs about their "next big thing" in children's books. This week, thanks to Courtney, (whose blog I totally recommend you check out), I am "it"! So here...

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Christmas Tea (Rex)

Tis the season to snuggle up on the couch with a good book and something warm and yummy to sip. And while Rex is forgoing his usual tea and biscuits for milk and cookies (which were supposed to be for Santa)... I'm here to share the recipe for my family's favorite CHRISTMAS TEA! It's a sort of instant wassail- guaranteed to warm your spirits as well as your tummy.  ...

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