Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tori Spelling at Park Ave Borders Book for Signing

Hello Picture Bookies,
I got wonderful news on yesterday that Tori Spelling will be
in NYC doing her first book signing for, " Presenting Talluah"
her very first children's book!!! I had fun illustrating the
book. The signing will be on Sept 22, 2010, at the Park Ave.
Borders Book Store. I have only spoken to Mrs. Spelling on the phone,
so it will be a real pleasure to meet her in person. Last week I got to
be a part of Drawn for the
Brooklyn Book Festival! IT WAS AWESOME!! I had so much fun
meeting the other artist like Darren Farrell, Shane Evans,
and Mike Carvallaro.
The four of us got to draw before a large audience
while both adults and children called out things for us to
illustrate! It was crazy, but a good time was had by all.
I would love to do something like this with fellow talented
Picture Bookies! It's amazing what a little music, large pads
of paper, crayons and marker and a fun crowd can do for the
spirit! There where smiles and giggles and free artwork to take
home. I was left feeling more inspired then ever. Hopefully we
can do something like one day! That would be so grand!!!!
Have a great rest of the week!


Nikki said...


I hope you have a wonderful time at the book signing....
And strange that I saw this post this morning... I had the strangest dream that I had a book signing on the same day as John Cena the wrestler.... I don't watch wrestling and have NO CLUE, why my subconscious picked that celebrity! WEIRD!!!

And the Book Fest sounds wonderful too!
I need to get in on more of that myself!!!

Ginger*:) said...

The book signing and the DRAWN event both sound like super events. Congratulations to you !
It must be quite an experience working with a celebrity, please let us see some pix from your book signing!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Will do Ladies,
Celebrities are cool, but celebrity illustrator are fabulous!!! My favorite! he he he he!!

Roberta said...

Oh Nessa you are delightful!
Next on the agenda...your own fabulous childrens book illustrator reality show!

Amy C. Moreno said...

Congratulations on your wonderful book, and the fantastic event you were part of! What an exciting time this must be for you...wish I could have been there for that event with you sounds like such a joyful creative time!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

It was so much fun Ladies. I feel like I have been running all around NYC! Tori Spelling is so sweet and very, very gracious. I didn't know she had a funny bone too. Oh but she is a comedian for sure. Undercover. She has a presents about her and loves her family dearly. We only had about 30 minutes to share some cake and a little chat before we both had to go on to the next book signing at Simon and Schuter and then the big one at Borders. All of her fans came to see her and that was pretty cool. She was so gracious and took pictures with everyone who asked. We had a wonderful time.

Kristi Valiant said...

Vanessa, you are so amazing. What a wonderful day you must have had. This book is only going to lead to even bigger and better ones for you too. You are going to be a picture book star, girl!!