Book Festival in St. George

My husband came and helped me out at the Book Festival in St. George last weekend. It was great fun. I presented to a room of about 30 adults and children. I was surprised that many actually got out of bed at 9am on a Saturday morning. I hope they weren't disappointed. I always have fun, though, talking about what I love to do...illustrate. Here are some photos my husband took.

The Community Arts Building where the festival was held.

One of my books for sale from the book seller.

Reading a book during my presentation.

Signing books afterward. It's so fun to talk to and meet the people.

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Video of School Visit

Check out a few clips from one of my school presentations to a small group of 5th graders at Red Mountain Elementary. (I presented 5 1st through 5th grade)

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School Visits are GRRR-RREAT!

I had the great opportunity to do several presentations at Red Mountain Elementary School in Southern Utah today. The teachers and students were absolutely wonderful and well-prepared for my visit. I couldn't have asked for more from them. They welcomed me with this sign signed by all the 2nd through 5th graders.

I shared with them all about how I became an illustrator and what it takes to illustrate (and write) a picture book. The kids were great listeners, had all the right answers, and the best questions.

Then the kids helped me create a whole new character. They created a boy named Crew who was going on a trip to San Diego, and a Bear named teddy who was going to Florida, and a girl named (the best name ever) Julie who was going to Antarctica. Good job kids!

I'll post a short video later. Thanks again, Red Mountain Elementary, for letting me come share my world with you.
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COMING SOON! "Tickle, Tickle! Itch, Twitch!"

The first book I wrote AND illustrated is due to hit shelves November 1, 2010. Gus the Groundhog It's a really fun page-turning, read-aloud picture book that ends up teaching about friendship, judging by appearances, and even some language development skills along the way. Watch the trailer below.

You can buy/pre-order the book on my website under the BOOKS tab...
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I'm a freelance illustrator working in the children's book industry. I love kids and raising my own 4 children. They are the inspiration and the passion behind all I do in art and in life. See my website at

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