Monday, February 23, 2015

Curveball

I just finished reading a story intended for middle grade readers titled Curveball.  It's not a book I normally would have chosen, but I found it interesting because it deals with a loved one who has Alzheimers. The author, Jordan Sonnenblick handles the subject really creatively for this age reader.  The only thing that bugged me, having a loved one with Alzheimers myself, is that it ended with the grandfather in a nursing home sort of shut off.  I know that is true for many families.  I just would have loved to see the family make a choice to have him live with them and the main character learn to give of himself more to help. I also see that reality for many families as well.  All in all I was impressed that a writer for this age group was brave enough to make this subject a very important part of the whole story.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Portfolio Critique

I recently had a portfolio critique done by an agent. It was a reasonably priced and she had very helpful comments. I would highly recommend it to other illustrators! http://www.maggiebyersprinzeles.com/

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New Contract

I signed a new contract for a coloring book story today!  There is a lot packed in those simple stories, including my heart!

Valentines:Love is In The Air

It's that time of year...