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A Mini-Interview with Juana Martinez Neal!

We end this month of mini-interviews with the woman who started it all... the wonderful Juana Martinez Neal! This informative and entertaining "month of minis" was Juana's idea- and like so many of her ideas- it was a good one.    Juana Martinez-Neal is a Peruvian born children’s illustrator living in sunny Arizona. You can follow her tweets @juanamartinez, updates via facebook or see works in progress on instagram. Visit...

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Laura’s Mini-Interview!

Last week in the mini-interview series we visited with the hep and talented Mikela Prevost. How, you ask yourself, HOW could we possibly equal that?! With this week's interview of the lovely  and witty Laura Jacobsen. That's how!               When I moved to Phoenix from LosAngeles, Laura was one of the first local illustrators I met. She answerd my personals ad in the SCBWI...

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And the winner is…

Lyn Martin! Yes, Lyn Martin is the lucky winner drawn randomly (thanks to random.org)  from all of the wonderful folks who commented, liked, followed and Tweeted about the mini-ME-interviews last week! Lyn wins a signed copy of Santa's Workshop and this spiffy print from the book! But the mini-interviews are only just beginning! Stay tuned as this week belongs to an incredible  illustrator and hep cat: Mikela Prevost! (Who I...

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A Mini-ME-Interview!

Happy Wednesday Everybody! This morning, as a part of the month of Mini Interviews and Giveaways- co-hosted by Juana Martinez Neal, Mikela Prevost and Laura Jacobsen- I am interviewing... MYSELF! Yesterday, Juana kicked off the week with the first of four "Molly" interviews on her blog, and this morning I pick up where she left off... When I wrote these questions- I wrote them with my aforementioned pals in mind......

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A Month of Mini-Interviews and Giveaways in November!

One of my favorite things about my wacky life is my group of funny and fabulous illustrating friends! Three of whom are: Juana Martinez Neal, Mikela Prevost and Laura Jacobsen. While the four of us have tons in common both personally, and professionally- our working processes are totally different! Which is awesome, as I think that it is precisely the blending of our common goals and diverse artistic styles that makes our friendly...

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A New Class!

News flash! Just scheduled a new class in Picture Book Illustration at the Shemer Art Center ! The course runs six weeks and meets from 1-4 pm on Thursday afternoons: Starting November 10, 2011. Space is  extremely limited, so sign up soon... Click on the link above for registration information!      

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A 10 Year Overnight Success

  While everyone has been writing about the amazing time we all had at the 40th SCBWI Conference in LA last week (and rightly so- it was fab!) I have been thinking an awful lot about my first conference- the 30th SCBWI Conference in LA, and all that has happened in-between... When I left my career in animation to dive into children’s books 10 years ago, (my first picture book Emma’s Gift due out...

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