Category Archives: art

Books in 2020

Publishing a book in 2020, I’ve felt like the proverbial salmon. Not that I’ve ever been a salmon, but ugh. How do you travel around to support your book? (Spoiler alert: you don’t.) How do you visit classrooms to talk … Continue reading

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Cave, anxiety, cyclops

I moved from Queens, N.Y. to Radford, Va. when I was 3. One of my earliest memories is of a cow that broke loose from a nearby farm and walked onto our carport. My next door neighbor at the time … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions from Authors and Illustrators

It’s a new year, and many of us are reflecting on how we want to approach it in our personal lives, our creative lives, and the intersection between the two. I won’t provide a Venn diagram here, but as you … Continue reading

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The Westminster Peep Show

Every year, the Washington Post hosts its annual Peeps Diorama contest. It’s our favorite magazine spread of the year. We’ll never be as over-the-top as some of our favorite entries (which seem to be wired with electricity) but the kids … Continue reading

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How to Make a Wish Tree/Promise Tree for your table or classroom

I’d mentioned this before in a few posts, so thought I’d lay out the full plans here:

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