Drum roll please!!
Yesterday I signed the contract for my first ever children's book! I am so very excited to be working with the amazing, award-winning writer Chris Barton. He's a New York Times and Publishers Weekly best selling author, and his previous titles have been named to a host of best books of the year lists. How lucky can a girl be?!
And I'm so grateful to Millbrook Press for taking a chance on a newcomer to the field of children's illustration. For almost three years and with the sage advise of my agent, Chris Tugeau, I've been working my way toward this point.
The project, Pioneers and Pirouettes, will be published in 2015. It's a picture book, telling the story of three Utah brothers whose love for dancing eventually inspired them to bring the Nutcracker Ballet to the United States. I can't wait to get started!