W.S.UP! — LAUNCH PARTY with GIVEAWAYS is right around the corner! SEPT. 2014!


This was an illustration I did several years ago, for an article I wrote called “TV at the Public Library…New York, that is.” It was about the process of adapting picture books for television. At some point, this article will appear on a blog page.

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                I JUST WON A PRIZE IN THE #ArmchairBEA Twitter Chat! What a great week following blogs participating in it all week long. Book lovers are the BEST! 😀

                                   FIRST BOOK OF THE  YEAR 2014!

Since my blog isn’t up yet, I’m including this in my Pre-launch post. On the wonderful “Book Journey” blog, Sheila is hosting “First Book of the Year 2014” 🙂 Check it out here:

                                 Sheila's link for First Book of the Year 2014

My first book of the year was One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and here is the review I put up on Goodreads:

To say I LOVED this book? YES, I DID!!! I was drawn into Carley’s story from the first page and it never let up. My heart was poked at and twisted more during this read than any book I can remember, and I sobbed for so much of the last third of the book (which I could NOT put down and read ’til past 4am!), I had puffy eyes the entire following day.

This book is filled with heart, conflict, generosity, unconditional love and characters so believable, you feel like you could touch them, hug them, hold their hand and even smack them when they needed it. I consider this a “must read” for young and old alike. Outstanding writing. Outstanding story.

                                     Pic2 of me Reading for Sheila's blog 2014

My entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s

The First Ever Pretty-Much-World-Famous Illustration Contest!”

Goldilockup by Mike Allegra

Vertical with Title/Author and Bars:

THREE BEARS -with TITLE for Susanna's contest copy

Taken from this artwork:

THREE BEARS - framed for Susanna's contest copy

…and I figured I’d show you the left side of the page spread (which is what it was originally done for, leaving room for the text):

GOLDILOCKS -framed for Susanna's contest copy

This is how it was to look as a double-page spread:


72 thoughts on “W.S.UP! — LAUNCH PARTY with GIVEAWAYS is right around the corner! SEPT. 2014!

    • Thanks so much, cricket! I’m a “muse” too. It’s part of my long-time personal email address 😀 And thanks so much for following! I have submissions keeping me from getting to this, but I hope soon and look forward to you being here 🙂


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