Saturday, January 16, 2010

Moderated Comments

Dear viewers and Picture Bookies contributors,
Our blog was visited by an unsavory character using Japanese characters to publish an obscene message. Therefore, we will now use comment moderation for all comments posted. Sorry we have to do this, but I will check frequently to make sure we receive all the wonderful comments that come our way,
Ginger *:)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Picture Book coming Fall 2010

I recently finished illustrating a picture book called DANCING DREAMS for Accord Publishing that will have Animotion panels making it look like a confined part of the illustration is animated (the older ballerina on stage in this spread). Accord did the same thing with the picture book, BEE & ME, which became a New York Times Best-Seller!

DANCING DREAMS incorporated a lot of styles of dance and was soooo much fun to illustrate. I love dancing. I used to be part of a performance and competition swing dance group. We also did latin and ballroom dancing. I miss all that fun exercise.

Accord offered me another illustration contract for a second picture book with Animotion panels. I've been working on cover sketches, and this one is going to be stinkin' cute!

Kristi Valiant

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cast your Vote ~

Hey everyone!!!
Lemur Troops & Critter Groups has been nominated in the 2009
Preditor's & Editor's Awards.
And you can be apart of the process of picking the winners!
to cast your vote.
Be sure to check out all the categories too!