Coming out Soon

So, I heard from the publisher that the new Annie McRae book ("There's Always a Way, Annie McRae!" will be out at the end of May or beginning of June. It was a tough book for me to do because as I've mentioned before, I had to revert to my old style of painting. I hid a boot in every picture and I put a lot of family names on books etc. I love doing that. Here's the opening spread.


  1. Hey Julie!

    I just stumbled across your blog. It's fun to read!

    It sounds like the UVSC conference was great fun this year. I was sad to miss it (I have a wee baby girl).

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello!

  2. Hey, Julie!

    I realized I forgot to say congrats on the new Annie McRae book coming out. The illustrations you shared look really great.

    And, thanks for wishing me luck on the agent search. I actually had a dream agent email the other day and ask to see more of my writing. I've been smiling like crazy! (and polishing up the manuscripts she wants to see like crazy, as well!) I'm trying not to get my hopes too high...but it's awfully hard.

    I'm sure if you went after an agent it would be pretty easy for you to get one. You're so talented! How come you want one though? (me being nosy...) It seems like you've had so much success on your own.


  3. This illustration is wonderful, I will have to check out this book when it comes out.
    Fairy Princess looks really sweet as well.
    Thank you for sharing.


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