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Spring Festival

Spring Festival

Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that my friend Di Wu would create such glorious illustrations for our forthcoming picture book which, at the moment, is titled the Spring Festival. Di has just returned from a short time in China where he worked on much of the art … so these illustrations have done a fair […]

Who is the Illustrator?

Who is the Illustrator?

Still not being lazy but quite a few folk have asked “who is illustrating the new book?”  I am so thrilled! It’s the wonderful Di Wu which is MOST appropriate seeing as through the text is China based … ah the joys of my ancestral roots (although it’s not a personal tale). Di took a break […]

Inside Story

Inside Story

Saturday afternoon … November 2nd that was the day, for the launch of the inaugural SCBWI Inside Story. From Sydney to Melbourne to Brisbane to Montrose to New York to Albuquerque and a few cities in between SCBWI authors and Illustrators were gathering to share their stories about their creative works. At the Children’s Bookshop at Beeecroft […]

Look at my Desk – Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Look at my Desk – Lyn Miller-Lachmann

A few months ago I was with the crew from the Eastern New York SCBWI chapter and met Lyn Miller-Lachmann. And after chit chatting to her I knew that she would have to be here … because she has created a Lego themed book – true! So for this edition of Look at My Desk […]

Look at my Desk – Katrina Germein

Look at my Desk – Katrina Germein

For the latest Look at my Desk we get to peer into the Creative Space of the wonderful Katrina Germein. Katrina dwells in South Australia and creates delightful picture books and, like someone else I know (me), she uses the kitchen / dining room table for her creative space! I caught up with Katrina a […]

Look at my Desk – Isabel Roxas

Look at my Desk – Isabel Roxas

What a buzz it was feasting in New York with Isabel Roxas and of course I wanted her for this growing collection. Isabel “Pepper” Roxas is an illustrator and graphic designer born and raised in the Philippines. Currently, she creates picture books, designs books, websites and logos in her studio in Brooklyn, NY. A whimsical artist, […]

With the fantasmagorical Tomie

With the fantasmagorical Tomie

How magical. Knowing that we were in the New England neck of the woods, an essential component of our trip to New York was a visit to my beautiful friend Tomie dePaola who I have known for yonks! And that is where we spent much of Monday. We arrived at Tomie’s abode around lunchtime after checking in […]

Look at my Desk – David Seow

Look at my Desk – David Seow

David Seow hails from Singapore and we have crossed paths many time over the past few years so when seeing him again in Singapore I collared him for an entry for teh looking in to the desks and creative spaces of authors and illustrators. So here is Davis’ creative place: ******** It’s hard to say […]

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