Tuesday, November 24, 2015

School Visit

I made my first school visit last week for The Nutcracker Comes to America! My friend, Sarah Faylor, invited me to present to the Ann Arbor Hills Child Development Center. The kids were so very welcoming and sat still for almost 30 minutes. My favorite moment came when I showed them an unimpressive drawing I did at age 3 1/2 of a whale and a fish (see below). One little boy said he had a book that showed him how to draw a whale and suggested I look into purchasing it – or maybe he said I could borrow his...can't remember. I think maybe I should look into it though!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Nutcracker Comes to America has launched!

Just in time for the holidays, The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition, written by the amazing Chris Barton and illustrated by yours truly is now available for purchase from Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor and at Amazon.com.

Deb Pilutti, Deb Marcero and I launched our new books together at Nicolas this past month. It was a pleasure to share the evening with two very talented ladies.

Here's a sneak preview of some of the inside spreads: