What a great day!!
This was my first book festival and what a great time I had. I had a chance to meet a gaggle of nice people from all over. It was great to see the look on the kids faces as they thumbed through my book!
Here is a picture of me all set up and ready to go!
This is a picture of Keith Atkins booth. A great guy with a great product. He makes his own board games. A ball of fire with a heart of gold!
Take a minute to chuck out his stuff at RoleInteractive.com
Here he is with one of the many visitors to his booth.
I set out some of the black and white images for kids to come by and color. Was a definate hit!
Just a little sneak peek of my next book "Gilly the Duck Meets the Magical Lady". The story is about a stuffed animal that lives in a toy store who is hoping one day to find someone to love him.
I had a few submissions for the colored pages! Pop on over to the fun area and take a peek! If you get the urge please send me your submissions!
I also wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has purchased a book. For every book you buy $1.00 of the proceeds goes to the Juenile Diabetes Research Foundation . Thanks everyone!
My silly webmaster got a bit confusd about two poems. One called Morrigan was switched with Fantasy Dance so I have made the correction and added a bit of spice to Black Lung. To the right you see a picture called Bone Magician by Andrew Ryan. Andrew attended University of the Arts in Philidelphia where he studied illustration and now is starting on his career as an illustrator. Please take a moment to pop in to his website and take look around at some of the wonderful paintings he has posted. We wish him luck!
Hey, everyone I have a new poem up called Broken Branches. This poem is very dear to my heart. I wrote it during a time of transition. It is about remembering a magical night and waiting for another of the same, which would never come. The tree and the totems in the poem are meaningful to me in regards to moving forward and forgetting.
I wrote this poem at a very young age, for my mother when she passed away. I am not sure if I wrote this poem for my mother, or if she wrote it to me. I never before felt the need to share it with anyone, but recently a very beautiful person I know lost her father and I wanted to share this with her,and to let her know that at the hour we leave this earth we are in the light of pure love energy , what ever that may be.
The picture with the poem is the Cutty Sark. Another illustration from Steve Ebon.
I have added a new poem in the general area. It is called "Relentless". I read it from time to time when I need to be released from those things in life that never stop; that persist; always with you.
So, it is almost 2009. I can not wait to see what this year brings my way, it already has very cool promise and I hope yours does as well. I added a new poem. I hope you like it. The poem is about a child walking in the summer rain and how she connects to this ritual of sort.
Steve Ebon has graciously donated some of the black and white artwork he did for We Know Bears Can't Whistle to be used for color pages! You can find them in the Fun Stuff area. They are in .PDF format and ready to print out and color. If anyone wants to send them in to be posted use the contact form on the left hand side and Iill contact you with the address to send them.
We have had quite a few requests for the hardcover version of We Know Bears Can't Whistle this holiday season. Unfortunatley our normal internet distrbution channels do not offer this option any longer but the good news is that you can order it by phone if you like by calling 1-866-308-6235 and selecting option 6. Thanks!
Just wanted to take a moment to give a quick link to Steve's new site coming soon - Ickle Peeps
I am happy to announce that my illustrator, Steve Ebdon , has agreed to work with me on my next book project. I am extremely excited that he will be working with me and encourage you to take a look at some of his work. I could not be happier! What a wonderful time to be alive!
Many months have passed since the publishing of "We Know Bears Can't Whistle" and with the holidays coming up I am reminded that this is the season for giving, not only by the many requests I receive for copies of my book but just by the general change in human nature during this time of the year.