Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter Giveaway!

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Send your name and mailing address* to me at ***** by 5:00 pm (CDT) Thursday, April 3
and I will enter you in a drawing for one of two, first edition & signed copies of ‘Hank Finds an Egg’.
My trusty and impartial companion Jojo will “draw” the names from her favorite toy.
The first two names drawn will receive the book in plenty of time for Easter.
Winners will be notified by email by 6:00 pm (CDT), Thursday, April 3.
Follow the drawing action at the Storywoods Facebook page!

Free personalized Storywoods bookplates available to anyone who would like one until supplies run out!
Be sure to include the name of whom you would like the book inscribed to:
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Hooray for SPRING!

*offer limited to addresses in the United States
(addresses & emails destroyed immediately following drawing)

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Peek Behind the Curtain

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Have you ever wondered how Storywoods scenes are made? Behind-the-scenes photos now at Storywoods on Facebook!

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Holidays Giveaway!

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Send your name and mailing address* to me at ******.com by 5:00 pm (CST) Tuesday, December 10
and I will enter you in a drawing for one of three, first edition & signed copies of ‘Hank Finds an Egg’.
My trusty and impartial companion Jojo will “draw” the names from her favorite toy.
The first three names to emerge will receive the book in plenty of time for Christmas.
Winners will be notified by email 6:00 pm (CST), Tuesday December 10.
Follow the drawing action at the Storywoods Facebook page!

Thank you for an amazing year!

*offer limited to addresses in the United States

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

East Coast Book Launch!


Saturday, October 12, 10:30 am
Durham Public Library
49 Madbury Road, Durham, New Hampshire

I will talk briefly about making stories, answer questions and build dioramas with you!
**Please bring a small toy critter (3" or smaller) and a shoebox**
Books will be available for sale and signing.
See you there!

ps: Here is an image from my latest project which requires several skies.
I have been experimenting with different techniques for making clouds:

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Very special thanks to Water Street Books for sponsoring this event.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

West Coast Book Launch!


Friday, September 6, 7:00 pm
Secret Garden Books
Seattle

I will be interviewed by illustrator, author and spectacular extrovert Dana Sullivan.
The first 30 people in the door receive a free Storywoods 3D fun-pack of images and 3D glasses!

Also, I made a little display for you to see in the store:

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See you there!
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ps: Books will be signed and sold!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Launch!

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This weekend I celebrated the arrival of the book with friends who helped make it happen. If you have ever wondered "how does she do that?" the secret is: I have a lot of help. My friends help me choose my cameras, calibrate my monitor, choose fonts, review proofs, edit thousands of pictures down to 59 and keep me from over-correcting colors in Photoshop. I am very lucky indeed. One of those amazing friends, the spectacular photographer-of-the-ineffable, Rachel Herman, will be interviewing me on Sunday at Women and Children First bookstore in Chicago. I have no idea what she's going to ask me, but she's a genius, so it will be great. We will have treats, including two beverages specially formulated for the event. If you have ever wondered what a drink called "The Hank" tastes like, this is the event for you! We will also have a little Q&A with the audience and then get down to the business of signing books.

BOOK SIGNING!

'Hank Finds an Egg'
Women and Children First
Sunday, August 4 from 5-6 pm
See you there!

If you cannot make it to the signing you can get a personally inscribed book: Women and Children First is the source for
personally inscribed copies of 'Hank Finds an Egg'. You can tell the nice people there exactly how you would like the
book inscribed and I will drop by the store to take care of it. You call, I sign, they send, you get your personalized book.

HOORAY!

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Sparkler photo by Poonam Thaker

Sunday, June 30, 2013

BOOKS!

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Books are here! They are also here and here and at a wonderful independent book store near you.

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