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10/29/13 - This Saturday Nov 2nd, in NYC at Books of Wonder, starting at 4pm, I will be participating in the event, Inside Story, sponsored by SCBWI. I, along with other author/illustrators, will be sharing our process and stories behind our work as well as signing our most recent children's book. I look forward to seeing you there.

10/7/13 - On The Picture Book Lab blog, there is a cool article, Concept Picture Books: a much-needed multicultural spin, examining and discussing my recent children's book, Round is the Tortilla.

09/24/13 - I am most honored today to be a part of the amazing 7 Impossible Things for Breakfast, children’s book blog with Julie Danielson. This has to be the most detailed interview and art image post I've participated in. All presented with a multitude of Q&A's, new & old art illustrations, rare book sketches, and home studio photos. Please feel free to stop by and leave a comment. There are also volumes of other great artists and articles throughout 7-Imp’s impressive site to enjoy and read.

09/18/13 - I am honored to have my art, in continued participation, at the 1st Annual MACLI - Exhibit of Contemporary Art in Children's Literature exhibit now up at CAIXA Cultural de Brasília, Brazil from Sept. 18 to Nov. 17.

08/05/13 - Come visit Dini Karasik's wonderful Blog, On Writers & Writing, where I recently had the pleasure to participate for an artist interview entitled, The Connection Between Art & Words.

07/06/13 - A NEW Limited Edition Giclee Art Print is now available in the John Parra Art Store. The 24” x 30” print is entitled, Frida. It was created in honor of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, one of the most important 20th century painters and wife of famed muralist Diego Rivera. Each print is signed and numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Click here more info: John Parra Art Print.

6/29/13 - Great News! As a contributing illustrator to the book, When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders, written by J. Patrick Lewis, I am happy to announce that it will be available today, Saturday, June 29th on the Kindle for only $1.99 through Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal.

6/5/13 - I would like to say thank you to Professor Robin Fogle Kurz PhD and her students at LSU for inviting me to speak and discuss my work, via Skype, today at her Illustrator as Storyteller graduate class.

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