July 9, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #294: Saki Tanaka

Today I am so pleased to share my interview with debut picture book creator Saki Tanaka! Her first book is called Between Words: A Friendship Tale, and Saki graciously takes us on a deep-dive (pun intended!) of her process with lots of process images to share. Please enjoy!

July 8, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

We've got a case(wrap) of the Mondays!

June 29, 2024

Crushes of the Week: June 23-29, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Knock Knock: Who's There? by Rob Hodgson (Magic Cat, June 2024)
  2. Dream Submarine by Charlotte Gunnufson and Cleonique Hilsaca (Candlewick Press, June 2024)
  3. Hello Hello Colors by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle Books, June 2024)
  4. First Fruits by Amalia Hoffman (PJ Publishing, March 2024)
  5. My Lighthouse: A Story of Finding Your Way Home by Ali Gilkeson and Lee Wildish (Waterbrook Press, June 2024)

June 26, 2024

Down to the Last Detail: Bao's Doll

I hope you enjoyed my interview with Bo Lu yesterday! I have one more book detail I want to show off, the time on the cover:  I'm absolutely loving the spot gloss treatment on the lantern, which makes it look illuminated! Shiny, shiny, shiny!

June 25, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #293: Bo Lu

I am so excited to share today's interview with Bo Lu about her debut picture book Bao's Doll! This is a hugely personal book for Bo, so it was an absolute honor to pick her brain about how it all came together. Enjoy a peek at Bo's process with me!