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10/15/14 - Recently I had the privelge to Illustrate an article for Santa Clara University Magazine, titled: Hearing the Cry of the Poor, The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador. The editorial that I created the illustration for takes a detailed look and examines the powerful and moving events that lead to an historic turning point in Central America's El Salvadorian civil war.

8/15/14 - “To peel back the curtain and become a juror charged with reviewing this year’s submissions was a fantastic honor. To judge the quality, beauty, style, diversity, and boldness of these amazing works was no easy task.” Participating as a judge in this year’s NY Society of Illustrator’s: Original Art Show was an amazing experience. The show itself will feature the very best of children’s book art illustrations from the past year. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, NYC) this Thursday, October 23rd. at 6:00pm. For tickets click here. Hope to see you there.

8/15/14 - This Sunday, September 21st, I will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival signing books and participating in a "Draw Off" with fellow illustrator Kris Di Giacomo at the BKBF children's area (Columbus Area) as well as participating at the table of Las Comadres Para Las Americas and La Casa Azul Bookstore. The Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. The events for this diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. Hope to see you there.

8/15/14 - I am super thrilled and honored to have received both a Silver Award for my book, Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes, and a Distinguished Merit Award, for, When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders, from 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration to be included in their International Picture Book Show. All medal, merit and distinguished merit winners will appear in the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 11 to be released in both a print and iPad edition this winter.

7/11/14 - It was a pleasure to speak with Robin Dobson on her online blog, The Nonfiction Nook, and discuss my new children’s book Green is a Chile Pepper. Robin is a talented, writer and educator from my hometown of Santa Barbara, CA. Be sure to check out her wonderful author site. Also remember to leave a post comment to qualify to win a signed copy of my new book.

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