It doesn't feel right to mention Christmas this time of year but I'm so excited about my next book!
My Pen Pal, Santa written by Melissa Stanton will be available September 24th, 2013. Available for pre-order here.
Book 5 in the Stella Batts series was released this month!
Who's in Charge by Courtney Sheinmel
From Sleeping Bear Press, "In "Who's in Charge" Stella gets a lesson in responsibility when she volunteers to watch her best friend’s dog, Bella, for a few days. The only problem with this plan is that Stella didn’t ask her mother for permission." Learn more about the series at www.Stellabatts.com.
2013 is already off to a swinging start! I have a few new projects in the works and lots of news to share. The first of which, When a Dad Says "I Love You" written by Douglas Wood, will be released this April by Simon and Schuster.
Here's a sneak peak...
It's available for pre-order here (it's never too early to think about Father's Day, right?)
Stella Batts: A Case of the Meanies
by Courtney Sheinmel
by Courtney Sheinmel
is now available from Sleeping Bear Press!
From the publisher...In A Case of the Meanies, mean boy Joshua continues to plague Stella when he decides to have a birthday party at her parent's candy store. He invites everyone in the class EXCEPT her! Stella has to figure out how to be a pleasant hostess when she's not on the guest list. It's just another day in the life of Stella Batts!
Here's a sampling of my illustrations in the book...
The 3rd book in the Stella Batts series has been released!
Written by Courtney Sheinmel, this might have been my favorite Stella book to work on yet. There were so many fun things to draw in this one.
A new friend and a cute puppy...
A semi-creepy clown...
blanket fort fun...
Learn more about this chapter book series at the author's website.
I was interviewed for the current issue of Minnesota Parent Magazine!
Written by Claire Walling, the article features a round up of Minnesota
authors and illustrators including Mary Casanova,
The editor Kathleen Stoehr wrote in her notes some very sweet words about the illustration I created for them (Thank you, Kathleen!)....
You can read the full article here.
My illustration is on the cover of the current May/June issue of
I worked on this one in the middle of winter and had
no problem dreaming up summer activities.
Learn more here.