Monthly Archives: February 2017

Walking the dog today

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See you in February!

If you’ve ever heard me speak at a conference you probably heard me recite this quote. And i’m not a huge ‘quote guy’. But This applies to every creative endeavor equally including writing and illustrating picture books. “I can’t tell … Continue reading

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Not So Happy Presidents

Here is a postcard I sent out as a marketing card years ago. But there are always new readers here so maybe you haven’t seen it before. Happy P Day!     See more of my work at Mark

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Great Review for Great Barbarians.

Reading a review of ones work is an interesting dilemma. Sometimes reading a review can make you feel great and sometimes it can ruin your day/week/month and cause you to wonder why you didn’t go to law school. I try to … Continue reading

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SCBWI in Oregon

It’s too late to sign up for one-on-one crits and manuscript reviews but you can still attend a day with an editor from Dial, an author, a picture book agent and me. It’s like a dream come true, right!? Get … Continue reading

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Online Chaos

I have given up on at least half of the ‘must be on’ online social media sites or whatever they are called this week. Pinterest, Tumbler…there’s at least 4 more that I just don’t have the time or energy to … Continue reading

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Great, Now We’ve Got More Posts on Barbarians!

Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians is on the loose!  I should add Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians is a picture book and it’s available to be bought and traded and sold and bartered with as of today. How ’bout those cute … Continue reading

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