Category Archives: books

I bought the book for a reason!

I’m trying to…TYRING TO…cut back on the number of books I have. And while that is an ugly sentence it’s the best way to say it. I don’t want to ‘rid’ myself of books. Or ‘throw out’ books. Or ‘get rid of’ books, … Continue reading

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How many people read novels

Deliberately living (well, working) in the world of picture books you can usually bet on at least someone reading your book. At 600 to 800 words it actually takes more time to not read a picture book than pick one … Continue reading

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Bookstores are dead. Long live bookstores.

Amazon opening brick and mortar book stores? From the article in the LA Times: “When you ask Amazon, they will simply reply “no comment” to the rumors that they’re planning to open 300 to 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores. But is that … Continue reading

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A short documentary about…

This is a short documentary about how my career in picture books came about. It was made by filmmaker John Hull. John is working on a series on short docs on various creative pursuits that turn into careers. And I am the … Continue reading

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Where is that book?

I was in the middle of finishing a painting this morning and suddenly I decide – for inspiration – I need to look at a particular artists work. I set out to grab the book I have with his work. I know I had … Continue reading

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Cover up!

I’m just finishing the cover on the first picture book I wrote and illustrated. It will be out in the autumn of 2014 from Candlewick Press. Let me say this about book covers – they are the toughest element in … Continue reading

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Find the Green Bean!

Great  piece in Publisher’s Weekly on how indy bookstores are having scavenger hunts during the summer. And how one bookstore has kids searching for Green Beans. Especially the ones with mustaches! Click here to read it. Of course you ALL know … Continue reading

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