Happy Hallowe'en

Spooktacular Hallowe'en Wishes to fellow ghost, gobblins and all other creatures that go bump in the night. Enjoy this day of ghoulish celebration!

Skelly the Skeleton Girl Reading at Powell's Books

On Monday, October 29 I had a book reading and signing of Skelly the Skeleton Girl at Powell's Books. The staff at Powell’s was great. They had everything set up and ready to go and the event was a lot of fun.

I enlisted the help of Veronica from the audience to be my page-turner, as I read Skelly aloud. 

One of the many things I enjoy at readings and signings is the Q & A session. It gives me a chance to address specific questions of interest to those who are in attendance. One thing always happens during these sessions, as soon as children realize I will answer questions, they raise their hands.  They get so excited by the fact if they raise their I'll answer their question, the forget to think of a question. The result is "Um . . . Um" or "I was wondering . . . . I was wondering . . . " until they figure out something to ask. It really is cute.  I say, keep raising the hands and the questions will follow.

It was great signing and I want to thank Powell’s Books and everyone there who made me feel at home for the event. I also want to thank everyone who attended to the event, I am grateful you did so.

This is Veronica, my page-turner while I read Skelly the Skeleton Girl.

The little boy to my right, was so excited to ask me question after question and even more excited to see me writing his name in his new book.

Skelly The Skeleton Girl Snowflake For a Cure

I am grateful to have been asked to participate in Robert’s Snow: for Cancer Cure. This is a unique fundraising event in which selected children’s book illustrators are asked to create a snowflake ornament to be auctioned. Participating artist donate all proceeds from the auction/sale of their snowflakes to the Danna-Farber Cancer Institute in an effort which raises money to fund research in the quest for a cure of cancer. This is my snowflake titled “Skelly’s Wish” for the 2007 auction. This link, ROBERT’S SNOW, will take you to the home page for this event where you can view all of the snowflakes and learn how you can participate in this years auction.

Skelly The Skeleton Girl

My newest book, "Skelly the Skeleton Girl" (published by Simon & Schuster), is doing very well. Skelly was featured in the New York Times on October 14 in the Book Review section. The whole Skelly project was a lot of fun to create from the story, design and final execution of the final illustrations. I couldn’t be happier knowing "Skelly the Skeleton Girl" is resonating with so many people. Who 
knows . . . maybe Skelly will be telling another story in the future with a friend or two.

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