Feeling grateful to so many people these days, especially those who helped and encouraged me long before I had my first children's book published.
Only just starting to catch my breath after my Where Are My Books? book tour and launch, still need to finish unpacking (!) and will also be posting more about the tour. My office floor is covered with stuff left over from various presentations and trips and events, and one of my goals this weekend is to get it sorted out so I can get back into regular creativehermitworkmode next week.
I've already mentioned some of the people to whom I am grateful but today I need to talk about Beckett Gladney. I haven't told her yet, but her name came up several times during my book tour and also at my book launch; parents said they were so enjoying her blog (http://artbeco.blogspot.com) and that it was helping inspire them. They had discovered her through one of my posts.
Beckett, as you probably already know, is the friend who helped me put together my very first portfolio for the SCBWI convention in Los Angeles back in 2010, when so much happened.
Beckett tends to shy away from the limelight but does so much to help and support her friends. I wish we lived closer. Here's a sample for an unpublished graphic novel project that I wrote and she illustrated. I should point out that this is only one of Beckett's illustration styles:
To find out more about Beckett and her work (see navigation links along righthand column): http://artbeco.blogspot.com