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My First Blog Entry

Saturday February 21, 2009

Welcome to the very first blog entry of my brand new website. I hope you’ve had the chance to look around. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. If you get a chance, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

I just finished the artwork for two new books, which will come out this year. The first is the sixth (and last) book in the “Mercy Watson” series. It’s called “Mercy Watson, Something Wonky This Way Comes” and it will be released in July. I’ve had so much fun illustrating Kate DiCamillo’s wacky stories that I hate to see this series come to an end. I’ll really miss these crazy characters.

The second book is called “The Circus Ship” and it will be released in September. This is a story I wrote as well as illustrated and it’s similar to my other books in that it’s a rhyming picture book but instead of taking place in the 1960s, it’s set in the 1830s. If you like my other stuff, you’ll want to check it out. Both books will be published by Candlewick Press.

So now I’m on to new projects. I’ll tell you more about those later.