I am so excited to announce that although the release date of my debut picture book, RENATO AND THE LION, isn't until June 20, 2017, you can see the book cover online at Penguin Random House!
After many years of hard work, I am thrilled that my chameleon character, QUINCY, will come to life in his own book! I'm not supposed to discuss the details yet–but the publication date is Spring 2018!
CBIG, the Children’s Book Illustrators Group, is a New York City-based group of illustrators and author-illustrators who create high-quality work for children’s publishing and media. For illustrators that are interested in attending this meeting (non-members included) please contact me or visit the CBIG website for more information. Below are our 2017 meeting dates (Sundays in Manhattan from 2-5pm).
- January 15
- March 12
- May 7
- September 17
- November 19 Portfolio Review
My agent, Rachel Orr, and I were part of a panel discussion at the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature One-on-One Conference on October 15th, 2016. The theme was "Tough Love: An Agent's Role in Today's Market." But really, working with Rachel feels like anything but tough love. At first I was nervous, but soon loved talking to a roomful of peers about my publishing experiences–and reasons why a good agent is so helpful!
My watercolor, "Moment Before Opening," was juried into the Salmagundi Non Members show. This painting also won the "Bernice & Albert B. Cohen Family Trust Award for Excellence in Light and Shadow" in the 2016 New England Watercolor Society's Signature Member Art Show. It also won first place and the "Domenic DiStefano Memorial Award" at the annual "Works on Paper" show at the Philadelphia Sketch Club. The painting will be featured on the postcard for the next "Works on Paper" exhibition in 2017.
I won't know until January 2017 if it was able to make it into the American Watercolor Society. Cross your fingers!
In addition to teaching art classes, I've also become the Arts Council of Princeton Outreach Program Coordinator, as well as the Program Coordinator for ArtsExchange. Basically, I'm at ACP a lot, and I love it.
Holiday Art & Cocoa
Date will be determined soon.
From 6:30 until 7:30 pm, I'll be teaching a workshop for all ages. All artists, from toddlers to grandparents, are welcome to make festive holiday artwork and/or cards, and enjoy some delicious cocoa!
Location: Hightstown Branch
Contact: Liz 609-448-1474 firstname.lastname@example.org