Patriots' Day

Today, many (especially those in New England) are celebrating Patriots' Day. This day commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord which were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.
I am grateful to those who stood up for our freedom so long ago and who continue to do so today. Thank you!

In honor of that, I'm posting a few pictures from my newest book which releases very soon. Enjoy!

While you wait for it to arrive on your doorstep or at your local bookstore, check out the website HERE

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Fun new book and website- DISCOVER AMERICA

I have a new book coming out soon that I’m very excited about… DISCOVER AMERICA: From Sea to Shining Sea.

Visit to discover more about this book, to discover America, and to watch your own virtual balloon travel across the country.
Available in stores everywhere May 6, 2014, available for preorder now HERE 
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Writing For Charity 2014 Conference

Saturday March 22nd I was able to volunteer at the Annual WFC Conference again. I think it was the best one yet. And here's why...

Author, Maryrose Wood started off the day with a wonderful keynote address. She talked about ignoring what you think is URGENT (like the dishes, the laundry, facebook) and focusing on the IMPORTANT (your art, your writing, your children and family). I think I often et sidetracked by what I mark as urgent in my day and don't take care of enough important things.

Here are my visual notes from her speech.

 There were many other great points from the day. I also was able to teach a couple workshops and help critique some manuscripts. After a full day, some of us presenters went out to dinner together. It was a wonderful day. Don't miss it next year! Here's a link to the website...

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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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