Category Archives: picture books

No. Really. Rules for Picture Books?

As you can probably tell from yesterdays post I recently did some interviews about writing picture books and when I do that I usually get a pent-up need to be sarcastic. I’m not a huge fan of ‘rules’ about such things … Continue reading

Posted in picture books, writing fiction | 3 Comments

Not Seven Rules for Writing Picture Books

Not Seven Rules for Writing Effective Picture books. 1 – Any animal can be cute – with big enough eyes. Or go the other way and have really small eyes. Either go BIG or just make them ‘dots’. Eye dots are … Continue reading

Posted in Blatherings, picture books, writing fiction | 2 Comments


On it’s way in May, the first of several books I illustrated that are coming out this year. Right now I am busy illustrating a picture book I wrote that comes out next year and writing books that I have no … Continue reading

Posted in comic books, picture books, writing fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

Exploring Barnes and Noble with an author/illustrator

The Many Faces of a visit to Barnes & Noble by a kids book author/illustrator. Or, How I Never Stopped Worrying and didn’t need to Learn to be Neurotic…

Posted in Barnes & Noble, kids books, picture books, writing fiction | 2 Comments

British and American Kid Lit.

The Atlantic has a great read about Kids Lit by Colleen Gillard. It examines the origins and influences of British and American culture on the kid lit produced in each country. I need to read it again to clarify a … Continue reading

Posted in kids books, picture books, writing fiction | 7 Comments

It’s a Martha Mention!

  Over at Picture This Book there’s always a great list of picture book, but now there’s a post about Martha! Yes, that Martha. The Martha who saved her parents rom Green Beans. Check it out!

Posted in picture books | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Another Year of Freelancing

It’s been a busy winter, a busy autumn, a busy summer…wait – A BUSY year! Another year? Yikes. I remember when a year seemed like it took, well, a year. Now they go by in about 2 months. When you … Continue reading

Posted in freelancing, picture books, writing fiction | 1 Comment