Thursday, March 26, 2015


That's right! My nemesis and I go head to head at the Texas Library Association on April 15! Click here for details!

Monday, March 23, 2015


I just love speaking at SCBWI conferences! 

The energy is so strong and positive! Everyone's there to learn and have some fun. I just love sharing my love of writing and illustrating children's books.

And besides, these poor folks haven't heard all of my corny jokes yet. You lucky people!

I usually talk about my career in commercial illustration, children's books, television, character design, and few other things.

Not sure if I'm imitating former President Richard Nixon here. Maybe I'm just saying "peace." Perhaps I'm ordering 2 glasses of the Pinot Grigio.

I always try to leave on a positive note. You can't get any more positive than "YES!"

Monday, March 2, 2015


I had such a wonderful time at the Children's Festival of Reading in Knoxville, TN! What a great place to visit. I hope I'm invited back soon.

Appearing at an outdoor festival is very different from the indoor variety. There are so many things going on around you and you have to stay focused.

Even with a microphone, you have to read REALLY LOUD!

And draw VERY LARGE pictures so everyone can see them.

I wanted to get as close to the kids as possible, so I sat at the edge of the stage. Everyone had a good time, at least I think so.

I did anyway.

Thanks Knoxville!