Category Archives: picture books

What summer vacation?

I’ve been pretty absent from the blog the past months. Of course there are the usual excuses like the VEP’s ‘Very Exciting Projects’ that everyone talks about on blogs. The old “I can’t show you yet!” Or “I will unveil it … Continue reading

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What was I drawing?

What did I spend last year drawing? Superheros… Chickens… And Barbarians.   Superhero Instruction Manual is out now (so go buy a dozen copies already!), Chicken Story Time will be out in December and Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians we … Continue reading

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I am revising. I will revise. I have revised. I am revising.

Working on a new picture book. When I say new, I mean I wrote the original idea for it about 9 years ago. A publisher acquired it last year. I started working on it earlier this year. Now I’m revising … Continue reading

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Welcome Superhero Instruction Manual!

BOOM! BAM! POWWWW! ZOOM! Superhero Instruction Manual is available today! Stop by your local bookstore and DEMAND they order it for you. Or go online (Amazon) and find a copy. And make sure you order a few extra. So often … Continue reading

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Superhero Instruction Manual!

It’s always a good day when you get the first actual copies of the book you worked on for a year or more – and you see that your name is spelled correctly on it. Copies of Kristy Dempsey’s awesome book arrived yesterday … Continue reading

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So it starts…

So I have an idea for a great picture book! Well, I’m not sure it’s a ‘great’ picture book. But I have to believe in it in order to make progress, so ‘great’ it is. It came to me as a single … Continue reading

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I write for people who can’t read…

  Q: You write picture books most of the time. Is it fair to say, you write books for people who can’t read? A: Yes. But that doesn’t say anything about the quality of my writing.

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