Thursday, July 10, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
I got tagged by the extremely talented author-illustrator friend Lisa Anchin. I first met Lisa at the 2012 SCBWI Summer Conference, where we both won a Portfolio Showcase Mentorship Award. Her adorable, whimsical and lively characters always inspire me and make my day! Check them out here on her blog! I absolutely look forward to A Penguin Named Patience, a picture book illustrated by Lisa, written by Suzanne Lewis, and published by Sleeping Bear Press. The book will be out February 2015. Yay~!
|By Lisa Anchin|
And here is my Q&A for the Author/Illustrator Blog Tour:
1. What am I currently working on?
I recently finished illustrating a picture book called Two Girls Want a Puppy (written by Ryan and Evie Cordell, published by HarperCollins), which will come out Summer 2015. At the moment, I am putting together my portfolio for the upcoming SCBWI Summer Conference. I am also working closely with my wonderful agent Joanna Volpe (New Leaf Literary & Media) on several book project ideas and dummies.
2. Why do I write what I write?
I tend to write stories for my younger-self –– stories I know I would love as a child. I like something light, with a sense of fun and adventure. I also like history, so I try to integrate that into some of my stories.
3. How does my writing/illustrating process work?
I doodle and sketch daily. These drawings form a basis for potential characters for upcoming stories.