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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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You write and illustrate children’s books?

When people find out what I do, I sometimes get odd reactions. I wonder what this career says about me? In films and novels the children’s (this being one of the newest ones) book writer or illustrator is most often a … Continue reading

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Reviews for Superhero Instruction Manual

The reviews for the about-to-be-released picture book I illustrated called Superhero Instruction Manual (written by Kristy Dempsey) are starting to come out. And so far so good; as in good reviews. And no one has called out my illustrations as ruining the … Continue reading

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