What Do I Do Here?
I write short reviews of short books. I try to be honest, with care.
Will I Review Your Picture Book?
Sorry, I am currently closed for submissions.
What Qualifies Me To Review Picture Books?
I graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) in 2006 with Bachelors of Fine Art. While there I created a number of illustrated artist books and dove headfirst into printmaking.
As a kid, I adored books like Outside Over There. So addicting was the strangeness of that book.... As a teen I devoured comics featuring female heroines, or anti heroines as they were. As an adult I got into graphic novels and then as a parent, picture books. The relationship between the written word and illustrated emotion is something I look for in all Art and Design.
I also self-published a picture book called Zoo of Emotions. I knew my limitations in illustration and hired Amy Churchwell to create the art featured. I agree that as the Author I may be biased, however, I think it's a beautiful book.
You can also find me: on my new Author Blog, my Zoo of Emotions About the Author page, Twitter, some of my creative work at Coroflot.com, Amazon Author Page, and Goodreads Author Page.
Who am I?
I am a coffee addicted mother of two under four, a reader, an artist and an author. I live in Atlanta, GA but grew up in Sticksville, NH where I literally walked a mile, up hill, both ways to school, only after checking the barn thermometer to make sure it was above zero degrees. If it was in fact below zero degrees...I got a ride. Now you know why I live in Atlanta!