Adventures in Reading …

A while back, my wife and I contributed content to a textbook called Children’s Books and the Developing Reader. I also drew illustrations for the chapters. While switching computers, I came across the files and thought they might be worth posting …

reading final web

fishing final web

balloon final web

Mountain final web orchard final web mines final web Camping final web birds final web sea final web Swing final web

The Collector’s Gift

A few years back, I helped write a short film for the very talented Ryan Kravitz, who had traded in a successful career as an art director to take up animation. It’s finished and out in the world now (apparently having racked up a ton of accolades), so I thought I’d post the link here.

The Collector's Gift from Ryan Kravetz on Vimeo.

Free SOPHIE QUIRE ARCs and Wraparound Art…

Only two more months until Sophie Quire is out in the world! Already, advanced readers copies (ARCs) are being given out at various conferences. If you’re keen to get one for yourself–check out our Goodreads Giveaway.

 

In the meantime, here’s the full wraparound art for the book, drawn by the brilliant Gilbert Ford! Click the image for a bigger view…

Some SOPHIE QUIRE Art

This week I finished the last of the illustrations for Sophie Quire — 45 drawings in all! Here are a few of my favorites; light spoilers ahead  …

The Bookmender of Bustleburgh

3 - Bookmender of B copy

Deeds of Derring-Don’t
2 - Derring Dont copyThe Book of Who5 - Book of Who copyThe Mandrake11 - Mandrake copyTrapped in the Menagerie22 - Trapped in the M copy
Into the Hinterlands26 - Into Hinterlands copyThe Lighthouse at the End of the World31 - Lighthouse copyEverything But the Kitchen Sink42 - Kitchen Sink copy

How to Get Signed Books!

Just as note as we approach this holiday season: If you want a signed/personalized copy of one of my books, please call Classic Lines Bookshop. They are right down the road and keep my books in stock — which makes it pretty easy for me to swing by and sign things. Just give them a ring and let them know you want a signed book shipped to your address. (If you want it personalized, make sure to let them what name you want in the book!)

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