Wishing you all a happy 2014.
I thought this would be a fun way to present a mix tape I enjoy working to. If its something people seem to like, I'll try asking other folks to contribute their playlists. Enjoy!
1. Johnny Smith - Shenandoah
2. Chet Atkins & Dolly Parton - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?
3. Dean Martin & Rick Nelson - My Rifle, My Pony, and Me
4. Alessi Brothers - Seabird
5. Bob Marley - Selassie is The Chapel
Every year illustrator/author, Tomie dePaola, holds a contest in which the winner receives an all expense paid trip to the New York SCBWI conference. This year’s assignment was for a black and white illustration for one of three books. I chose the following passage from the Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings:Read More
After a whirlwind August, I am finally writing about my very first SCBWI conference. The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference is a three day event packed with speakers from all areas of the industry. My initial fear was that there would be a lack of illustration content but soon realized it didn’t matter. Everybody had an amazing story and their passion for children’s literature was wholly accepted. Sitting in the crowded ballroom, I remember thinking “this many people love children’s books?” Not a single eye roll or cynical comment, the crowd was completely enrolled.Read More