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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Working from home

I never imagined how different the world would be, a few weeks ago when I was sketching my friend's beautiful barn as a model for my second story. Then, my only worry was how cold my hands were getting, and how nice it would be to one day have all the freedom of a freelance illustrator, and choose my own hours to work.

But now, I feel almost unfairly lucky to have both the flexibility at the Press to work from home during these scary times, and to have my artwork as well—a comfort and an escape for me, among other things. Since this past fall, it has been one reminder after another that you never know what's coming around the corner. We'll see how things go these coming weeks and months. 

Please take care!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020


I haven't posted in a while because I've been busily working on a couple of projects. I can't wait to share some images with you...soon!

Meantime, my dear friend and talented designer and photographer Joan Simpson came over to take a few pictures of my workspace, more of which you can see here on her lovely website, Pope Joan Design Studio.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Concours! Contest!

During these past two weeks since Tout Seul? has been out, I've loved discovering some amazing French bloggers who have reviewed and featured the book on their pages. Look how beautifully they've presented it! Here are a few:


If you're on Instagram, check out the page La Cabane Des Diplodocus! She is doing a really nice giveaway and it's really simple to enter.

All you have to do is vote on one of the four books you'd like to read, and the winner, selected at random, will be sent a copy of his or her choice. Easy peasy and the last day is today. The choices are:
  1. Le livre de l'hiver (Éditions La Joie de Lire) by Rotraut Susanne Berner
  2. Minisculette en hiver (L'École des Loisirs), written by Kimiko and illustrated by Christine Davenier 
  3. Dis Ours, tu sors? (Little Urban), written by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies
  4. Tout Seul? (Didier Jeunesse) by me!
You have until 9pm (French time, so 3pm EST) to leave a comment. Bonne chance!


Saturday, January 11, 2020


Ooh I love how this banner looks!!! Thanks to the great team at Didier Jeunesse 💕

Wednesday, January 1, 2020


We may have had a little too much champagne last night, but...

Happy New Year!