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8/10/16 - Happy News: Publisher Weekly Rights Report announced Sylvie Frank at S&S/Paula Wiseman Books has bought world rights to a picture book biography of a little-known journalist by Lesa Cline-Ransome, with 2016 Golden Kite winner John Parra illustrating. Publication is slated for fall 2019.

8/4/16 - A fantastic profile review on the literary blog, Covered In Flour, of MARVELOUS CORNELIUS promoting Diverse KidLit. I'm also super grateful to be celebrating the one year anniversary in publication of MARVELOUS as it continues to receive such high reviews and responses.

8/1/16 - SCBWI Summer Conference Recap: photos 1, photos 2, and Speech. So many great literary panels, workshops, portfolio showcase, celebrations, connections, and events. A most incredible time with colleagues, family and friends.

7/29/16 - Over at The Urban Imagined blog there is a special profile of my book, Waiting for the Biblioburro, speaking about summer days, book readings, travel inspirations, cultural diversity and simple kindness.

7/24/16 - Going back to Cali for the SCBWI 45th Summer Conference taking place at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles this Fri. July 29th to Mon. August 1st to receive the Golden Kite Award in illustration for my children’s book MARVELOUS CORNELIUS. I look forward to also presenting an artist workshop/profile as well as participating in two author/illustrator panels.  Hootie-Hoooo!!!!!  

7/24/16 - Happy to be a part of The Texas Library Association’s Adult Coloring Book, the newest initiative and fundraiser designed to support TLA’s Disaster Relief efforts. The coloring book will feature artwork from numerous award winning illustrators including: Joe Cepeda, Tomie DePaola, Carolyn Flores, Xavier Garza, Molly Idle, Roxie Munro, John Parra, Dan Santat, Paul Zelinsky, among many others. Curated by Texas librarians, the coloring book will feature 42 pages of illustrator-sketched canvasses and fun that will appeal to all ages. Reserve to order your copy HERE. The books will be available for purchase in early November. You will NOT be disappointed in this amazing coloring book and wonderful fundraising effort.

7/23/16 - Thrilled to hear Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia will present author Phil Bilder today with the inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature for our book MARVELOUS CORNELIUS.

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