I can’t imagine I’ll ever have a publishing year to top 2018 (four books of my debut series released). With that in mind, I wanted to collect and share a few of my favorite shots:
Books 1 and 2 launch event at Barnes & Noble, Rockville, MD.
With my indispensable writing partners Lauren Francis-Sharma and Fataima Ahmed-Warner.
A gift I’ll always treasure: Beep as crocheted by these fans’ talented and generous mother.
Niece Gwen and nephew Arthur with book 4, which was dedicated to them. Gwen, is a very talented young artist, and I hired her to draw kids and aliens, which I then melded and included in at least one final illustration in each of the books.
Quite a feeling to finally see my own books in libraries and stores (with some not-too-shabby shelf proximity).
I love receiving photos of kids enjoying Beep and Bob.
Strangely, whenever I try to catch a shot myself, it always seems to be right between all the bouts of raucous laughter (at Baltimore Comic Con).
With my fellow local Electric 18s Jean Diehl, Lauren Abbey Greenberg, Deborah Schaumberg (and a photobombing Renaissance woman). We were all asked to sign books at the National Press Club’s Annual Author Night in downtown DC.
B&B in the hands of superstars Rachel Renee and Nikki Russell!
I was honored to speak on a panel at the SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference with fellow authors Mary Rand Hess, L.M. Elliott and some guy named Kwame.
With the legendary Tomie de Paola and his latest. Though I’ve only talked to him a few times in the past dozen years, he has always been super generous and supportive.