Write on Bowen Exhibition

I framed a couple of illustrations today for short-running group show of book related artwork that will run in the gallery in Artisan Square for Write on Bowen, the Bowen Island readers and writers festival. The festival is this coming weekend (July 10-12, 2009). The panels are free, the workshops are reasonable and the island is worth a visit. http://www.biac.ca/writersfestival/ (and the food, coffee and the view at Artisan Eats is really really good).

Looking for Loons ~ a best book

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has included Looking for Loons in their Best Books of 2008 list. Yay! 🙂

(mainly) Non-Fiction Fiona has written a whole *hexapod of reviews over on her blog of the books she picked up at the CWILL BC Spring Book Hatching this past weekend. And Looking for Loons was one of them. There are 4 more fantastic books from other talented BC authors and illustrators to read about in that post as well so I do recommend clicking over there for a visit. Actually, give the whole blog a good looking over – Fiona writes reviews of lots of other books as well posts about her writing life as a published author.

*actually there are five, not six, and none of the books are legged.

Almost Time To Hatch!

It’s almost time for the CWILL BC 2008 Spring Book Hatching.

It all goes down tomorrow (June 14th) between 1 and 3pm at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch on Georgia Street (Peter Kaye Room and lower level).

Everything from picture books to young adult/teen novels will be represented. There will also be activities for kids, prizes to be won, autographs to be collected and book presentations to hear. Hope to see you there!

Spring Book Hatching Announcement

Spring Book Hatching 2008

So, I’m really behind in my blogging. It’s been a crazy busy spring. When I haven’t been working (or trying to get the garden planted before it’s too late) I’ve been designing all the advertising pieces for CWILL BC’s upcoming Spring Book Hatching. The first one last year was such a success that CWILL BC is making this an annual event.

There’s a press release over on the CWILL BC blog that you can check out to learn all the details.

I’ll be at the SBH with my most recently illustrated book Looking for Loons. Drop by and say hello!

Pink Me ~ Looking for Loons Review

There’s a really nice review of Looking for Loons on Pink Me, where there are lots of “children’s books reviewed for grownups”.

I spent a chunk of time last night reading through the other reviews. Some of them are pretty funny. This website is definitely worth a stop if you’re looking for a book that will appeal to you just as much as to your audience. If you’re going to be reading it out loud night after night at bedtime, it might as well be something you enjoy too, right?