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Inkygirl

Welcome to my Inkygirl blog (scroll down to see individual posts), which was originally on a separate site at Inkygirl.com. I’m in the process of moving it to my new site but all the posts have not yet been transferred, and I still need to fix a bunch of links. Thanks for your patience during this transition!

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How to support indie bookstores by including indie bookstore links

I’ve had book creators ask me how to find book links for indie bookstores, so here is a short tutorial. For U.S. indies, it’s relatively easy. Just go to Bookshop.org and enter the book title in the main search field….but please read the rest of the rest of this paragraph . . .



Art Process: Bread Tag Guy

I’ve had more questions recently about my art process and materials behind some of my pieces, so I’m going to start posting details about how I create some of my art. If you like my found object art, I encourage you to check out GURPLE AND PREEN by Linda Park . . .



HAPPY #CAPSLOCKDAY!

Happy Caps Lock Day! And yes, it is a real thing. Apparently (I’m still looking for a reliable source to verify, since the CapsLockDay domain seems to have been taken over by someone else, be warned), software developer Derek Arnold created Caps Lock Day to poke fun at “typographical conventions.” . . .



Halloween Read Recommendation: HARDLY HAUNTED by Jessie Sima

Five-Bat 🦇 🦇 🦇 🦇 🦇 review for HARDLY HAUNTED by Jessie Sima is such a spookily (is that a word?) fun story about a house who fervently wants a family to move in, so tries NOT to be haunted until she realizes that it’s better to just be herself. “She . . .



Creative Art Challenges During October

I should have posted this earlier, I know, but I’m still posting about October creative challenges just in case anyone wants to jump in as a creative participant or as a creative cheerleader (ideally BOTH, of course!). Suggestions on how to start participating as a latecomer: Don’t stress about it. . . .




Finding Focus

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I found it much more of a challenge to FOCUS on creative projects during the pandemic. Things are getting better now, but early on? Forget it. I did way too much doom-scrolling online, worried constantly about loved ones as well as . . .



Book launch event at An Unlikely Story

Thanks to all who joined Michael Ian Black and me at our I’M SORRY virtual book launch party at An Unlikely Story Bookshop last night! If you missed it, you can watch the replay here. And if you buy our book through the bookstore, you’ll receive a bookplate signed by . . .




#KidLitArtPostcard: Gina Perry’s monthly event for artists

Children’s book illustrator Gina Perry started the #KidLitArtPostcard challenge to help fellow illustrators find work during the pandemic. “I’ve been mailing promo postcards to editors and art directors for many years – it’s part of the core #kidlitart experience – bringing illustrators new work, getting tacked up in publishing offices . . .