The Breaking News

Quick post for today – very excited to share that my debut picture book, THE BREAKING NEWS, will be published next year by Roaring Brook. Many thanks to my fantastic literary agent Emily Mitchell, as well as to my wonderful editor Claire Dorsett!  Here’s the clip from Publishers Weekly:

Breaking News Announcement

Little Red


“She didn’t know what a wicked animal he was, so she wasn’t afraid of him.”

Just finished up a new piece, “Little Red”, for submission to the SCBWI Tomie dePaola 2015 illustrator award.   The goal was to illustrate a line from Philip Pullman’s version of the tale – the rest of the excerpt can be read on the prompt page.

I started off with pencil sketches, then re-did the sketches, experimented with the lines and painted the piece all in photoshop – here’s a little process gif!