Book Festivals are fun!

Book Festivals - I love them! Not only do you get to meet great kids who are excited about reading, parents who are excited about kids reading, you also get to visit with lots of great authors and illustrators.

Yesterday I was part of Cape Elizabeth, ME, Book festival - their first and they did a great job! Over 30 exhibitors and a wonderful flow of people all day. Makes the heart sing!

Here are a few pics of the day ...

A young fan in disguise with All Star Cheerleaders.

The Big Apple tells all.

 Scott Nash and Stephen Costanza, duelling illustrators.

 At the ready ...


'How to talk to an Autistic Kid' takes a gold!

While I was at ALA in Anaheim this weekend I was ecstatic to find out that the book I illustrated last year for Freespirit Publishing ' How to Talk to an Autistic Kid' won a gold in the Foreward Reviews Book of the Year Awards, announced at ALA. And I didn't realize till I got home!

Congratulations to Daniel Stefanski .. awesome autistic author!

In other news I found a box o' books awaiting me when I got back to Maine. Love the colours! This is the 4th in the series of Anastasia Suen's 'All Star Cheerleaders' published by Kane Miller.  

And here we are together at ALA getting ready to sign like crazy! 100 in an hour and I drew a cheerleader in EVERY one ... what was I thinking??

 More on my exploits at ALA Anaheim in another post ... it was exhausting and fun and exhausting and FUN!

Right now I have to finish a cover.