Feliz Navidad

Few things feel as Christmasy to me as the Little Women soundtrack. When we were little my mom used to put that movie on to keep us quiet while she got everything ready for guests coming over. Then when I got older she just made me peel potatoes instead.

Also, thanks for all of the response to French Ducks in Venice and to the trailer. Slowly posting up the illustrations here, but they're on my portfolio site as well. Thanks for listening me talk about books nonstop.

Looking forward to a new year, as I do every year. Looking forward to making new art and new friends and cooking more vegetables.

I hope everyone has a safe, cozy, and peaceful holiday.

French Ducks Book Trailer

French Ducks in Venice is now released! Check out the book trailer we worked on here:

In addition, we've posted more information about the book at http://frenchducks.com/

Thank you to everyone for your interest and support. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed illustrating it.

French Ducks in Venice, Tomorrow!

French Ducks in Venice is released this week!

More soon :)


NPR Backseat Book Club

First off, good news!

Breadcrumbs is National Public Radio's December pick for their new Backseat Book Club! To sum up the new book club for kids:

"Each month we choose a book and ask young people and their parents to read along with us. And by young people, we mean all those 9- to 14-year-olds who listen to NPR programs while riding in the car or working on homework at the kitchen table."

So awesome! I love NPR, I was one of those backseat listeners for most of my life, and it's great to see Anne's book be part of a new great tradition.

Apart from that, just gearing up for French Ducks to be released in two weeks (!!!) and getting ready for the holidays in general. I designed a little invite at work for our company holiday party. Always an excuse to draw a classy lady.

Til next time, take care!