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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.


QUINCY - Little Bee Books, February 8, 2018

RENATO AND THE LION - Viking, June 20, 2017
Penguin Random House
Barnes & Noble
(Independent Booksellers to come as pub date approaches.)


WINDSOR-HIGHTS HERALD - January 19, 2015
HIGHTSTOWN: Local artist brings library community room to life
Reading program leads to mural on wall
By Amy Batista
My library mural made it to our local paper!

WOLF LITERARY SERVICES - September 12, 2014
Announcement! By Adriann Ranta
Adriann announces the sale of my book, RENATO AND THE LION, to Tracy Gates at Viking Children's Books! My new bio page was also added to the website.

SCBWI - March/April 2014
Bulletin - News & Notes By Stephen Mooser
This write-up mentions my runner-up design in the SCBWI Metro NYC Logo Contest, as well as grand prize win in the first Atlantic Avenue BID Children's Literature Contest.

ATLANTIC AVENUE BID - December, 2013
Statement on Winning the Children's Literature Contest
This piece explains the focus of my story, "Atlantic Avenue Dragon"–and what winning the contest meant after years of struggling to write/illustrate.

PINGREE - December, 2013
Video for Proudly Pingree
Eleven minutes into this video, I pop up to talk about the Pingree School. This video was shot in my old apartment on East 78th street in New York City.

DNAINFO NEW YORK - December, 2013
Article for DNAinfo New York By Nikhita Venugopal
This article highlights the finalists for the Atlantic Avenue BID Children's Literature Contest, and my story, "Atlantic Avenue Dragon."

Kathy has generously included me in her blog several times since 2012, including a feature on Illustration Saturday. The list of these articles can be found here.

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