Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Holidays Giveaway!

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:


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

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:

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

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Launch!


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.


'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.


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Sparkler photo by Poonam Thaker

Sunday, June 30, 2013


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

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

One and Only Gallery Show of 2013

Storywoods is honored to have ten photographs included in the 'Construction Sites' exhibit
at The Lubeznik Center for the Arts opening on Friday, May 17. I hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Storywoods Comes to New York City!

Storywoods will be at Book Expo 2013 on May 30 & 31 in New York City!
One of the fine events at Book Expo is the auction to benefit American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.
I am honored to have the above photograph included in the Maurice Sendak Memorial section of the auction.
I hope to see you there!

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

So Much Storywoods News!

I am so excited about Hank Finds An Egg arriving in bookstores everywhere later this spring. As soon as the book arrives I
will be embarking on the first ever Storywoods Traveling Diorama Craft Event Tour! I am looking forward to meeting you and
sharing the fun of building dioramas with you. Stay tuned for details about my appearance at a great bookstore near you.
 I am still planning my route and would love to hear about your favorite bookstores. Please post ideas in the comments section
of this post or drop me a line.

More excitement!  My photographs will be featured in the 'Construction Sites' exhibit at The Lubeznik Center for the Arts
in Michigan City Indiana. The show will be up from May 18-July 28 and is curated by Thomas Allen. You need to see his blog.

Lastly, to avoid confusion with my forthcoming book, I am taking Li'l Smokey's Special Box out of print at noon on Friday,
April 5th. Sincere apologies if you are receiving this news too late. If so -- please contact me and I will see if any copies are
available in a store in your area. Some third party sellers may also have a copy, but (thankfully!) most people do not want to part
with them!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Skipper is Happy

I hear them laughing.

There they are.

Hm. I don't know.

It is so hard to tell if Skipper is happy.

If only we could know.

I wish there was a way he could tell us.

. . .

. . .

I guess we'll just never know for sure.

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