Thursday, July 26, 2007

Zubie ~ the little Bug that could!

Ready for it's second printing, Zubie the Lightning Bug received a warm review from the Midwest Book Review for their Children's Book Shelf.

"Zubie The Lightning Bug
Candace Coleman
The Parent Brigade Company
530 New Los Angeles Avenue, #115-332, Moorpark, CA 93021
0977499804 -

Zubie The Lightning Bug: I Want To Remember Your Thoughts by Candace Coleman and with colorful illustrations from Ginger Nielson, is the colorful tale of Zubie the little lightning bug and his loving mother. Following the little bug through his adventurous life, Zubie The Lightning Bug offers parents and children a wealth of fun and interactive questions about their own life as a way of preserving those memories to look back upon in the years ahead. Original, entertaining, "kid friendly", and a lot of fun, Zubie The Lightning Bug is very highly recommended for parents and their children ages 5 to 9 for its approach to remembering the adventures of childhood and the accomplishments associated with growing up."

With the second printing just around the corner I will be helping the publisher to make some simple changes that will create an even better experience for parents and children.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Over the Moon!

Hello everyone! Sorry I've been so m.i.a lately, we've been traveling a lot this summer and I've hardly had time to do much of anything really! But I thought I would share something I completed earlier this summer for a local event, the Keuka Lake Palettes put on by the Keuka Lake Association. Local artists were selected from the area, including yours truly, to paint a giant 5' tall palette with the scene of their choice to be displayed in various locations around Keuka Lake for the summer. Mine was selected to be displayed on a giant easel in the Hammondsport Library and so, fittingly, I went with a children's theme which is entitled "Over the Moon!" This is of course a photo I took before they took it away for display. Someone from the Association actually called me just the other day to say that it's been a big hit with the little ones who have been coming down to the library with family members specifically to get their pictures taken with their faces in the moon! Anyway, thought I'd share!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Smart Writers......WIN for 2007

I am pretty happy tonight. The results of the Smart Writers WIN for 2007 are in. Congratulations are in order for Elizabeth Dulemba ( grand Prize winner) and Paige Keiser second place illustration, (both of whom I am sure you least their wonderful illustration work.)
I am honored to be among the top three illustration entrants for the second year in a row. Wow! I think I posted parts of this image before, but just the same here is my third place entry.

Illustration - Judged by Scott Piehl and Lauren Rille, Sterling Publishing

1st Place (tie) - Elizabeth Dulemba's "Lula's Brew"
1st Place (tie) - Michael A. Tyson's "Little Detective_Messy Monster"
2nd Place - Paige Kaiser's "Beach Day"
3rd Place - Ginger Nielson's "Fishing"