Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kennedy Center!

In just a few days, I'll be at the Kennedy Center's Multicultural Children's Book Festival!
I'm very excited about this event, there will be some awesome children's book folks there, such as Nikki Giovanni, Carole Boston Weatherford, Janet Wong and Bryan Collier. It's going to be awesome to see tables after tables of all multicultural picture books. I'll be sure to take lots of photos.
Now to figure out what to's chilly here in New England, but they say it's a lot warmer down in D.C...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Portfolio pieces

I've updated my portfolio, and blogged about it here:

The links below will bring you to pages I made for the following books:

Lucky Beans by Becky Birtha
 No Mush Today by Sally Derby  
Josias, Hold the Book by Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren
A Day with Daddy by Nikki Grimes
Lights Out by Angela Shelf Medearis
Jammin', Rockin' Toe Stompin' on the Rooftop
Moving Day Surprise by Tina Stolberg
Fatuma's New Cloth by Leslie Bulion

Projects for charity or fun:

Here's a painted piece I did for the Robert's Snow auction:

These are pieces I did because I was inspired...they are in-between project paintings, drawings, and experiments. I especially love the pastel and watercolor plantation girl. I just wish pastels weren't so messy.

Fatuma's New Cloth

Fatuma's New Cloth - my first book. Published by Moon Mountain Publishing in 2002, written by Leslie Bulion. Winner of the Children's Africana Book Award.

Blog Tour: 7 Imp's Kicks #86!

This week's blog tour stop is at none other than 7 Impossible Things! This is a really awesome site, I could spend all day browsing around the millions of links!

Special thanks to Jules and Eisha for all their help, it's a fun visit. Now I can go have my oatmeal (mush!) with apple compote. :)

Oh, and here's a pic of me in high school.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blog Tour: Big A little a

I visited with Kelly Herold at Big A little a, and we chatted about No Mush Today. Check it out here!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blog Tour: Lori Calabrese

It's official! My blog tour for NO MUSH TODAY has begun. Visit Lori Calabrese's blog for this interview (with lots of pictures!).

She's also posted it at The Writing Jungle, her myspace page here and her facebook page here .

Thank you so much, Lori!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

M. LaVora Perry Review

"Sally Derby's No Mush Today will have young children smiling and some
may nod in agreement while identifying with the spunky heroine who
feels unfairly put upon on two counts: by her breakfast menu and in
her new role as big sister. Nicole Tadgell's colorful and animated
illustrations instantly drew me in."

Thank you, LaVora!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Newspaper Articles!

It's neat to see NO MUSH TODAY in print & online! This is the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, from last week.

AND here's an awesome clipping from the Spencer New Leader:

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I'm having postcards made to help promote NO MUSH TODAY! These are two: