Publication Day!

Yes, it's here .. Hidden New Jersey is out there in shelf world ... 

If you haven't heard me talking about the book by now, where have you been? Just this time last year I was starting the illustration process and here it is, all shiny and new and ripe for the plucking.

Folks in New Jersey seem very happy with it so far. Have to say, when you know you are drawing places that are well known, you hope people will go 'yes! I remember that!' I really hope that HNJ will encourage people to discover the state ... there really IS so much more to New Jersey.

I've been a bit frantic in the run up - I made the book trailer - set up a blog tour - submitted to here, there, everywhere and today replying to all the nice congrats I received. It really IS like having a baby arrive :-)

In March I hope to have a small launch at the Children's Book Cellar in Waterville, ME, so if you local, stay tuned for details.

I hope if you get hold of a copy of the book you'll let me know what you (or your kids) think ...


Advance Copy is a Nice Christmas Present!

One of the best Christmas presents I can think of is getting an advance copy of a book you have worked on.
I wish for this every Christmas, please Santa.

Available on pre-order now!

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'Hidden New Jersey' on pre-order

Just in time for the holidays! All those of you waiting for the search and seek book I illustrated for Charlesbridge's imprint 'Mackinac Island Press' can now pre-order!

If you would like to know more the press release is available here

This book is lots of fun with hidden images to find.Children in New Jersey will enjoy identifying areas they know and for children in other states it's a great way to learn about NJ.

I will be available for school visits and signings .. please contact me at