Yeah, I know. HOW MANY SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS DO YOU NEED TO HAVE?! This one is worth it, though. On our Tumblr we will share illustrations, and links to other really cool artwork, promote diverse storytelling, creativity, and imagination. Check us out at http://believeinwonder-publishing.tumblr.com/
I recently had the pleasure of designing an illustration for Oregon Children's Theatre's upcoming production, "And in this corner... CASSIUS CLAY." The directing staff at Oregon Children's Theatre was awesome, very collaborative, and just a joy to work with. I feel that our discussions really made for a great final piece. Check out my process photos and the final graphic. :) Thanks David Walker for the reference. #OregonChildrensTheatre #BelieveInWonder
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EDUCATORS and YOUTH PROGRAMS!! Believe In Wonder is putting together our 2017 schedule for school visits and classes on storytelling and creative education. Please contact us at BelieveInWonderPublishing@gmail.com for a copy of our lesson plan or to discuss booking a visit to your classes and summer programs. You can also visit us at BelieveInWonder.com.Thanks so much!
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Thanks Nova Newcomer and Full Count for inviting me out today to work with the students! I always have such a great time with these talented, excited, and really awesome kids. Also....SOMEONE DREW A PORTRAIT OF ME! THAT'S SO GREAT! #BelieveInWonder
Hey all! Thanks for stopping by Barnes and Noble to meet all of the awesome authors and illustrators from Oregon Reads Aloud. We had a great time meeting parents and kids, and talking about our creative process. Special thanks to Valerie Pearce for just being awesome, but especially for writing such a wonderful story for me to illustrate. #believeinwonder
Hey all! Just wanted to give our friends and followers a heads up that we'll be featured creators at the Oregon Reads Aloud event, Saturday, February 25th, at Barnes and Noble at Clackamas Towncenter. Come out and meet me, Josie, and Victor, as well a host of other awesome authors and illustrators. You can grab yourself a signed copy of Oregon Reads Aloud. We'll also have our Wonderous Flights coloring book, and will be conducting a small coloring event as well. SEE YOU THERE! #BelieveInWonder #OregonReadsAloud
Hey all! We had a busy week at PCC Mini Comic-Con and at Fanaticon! We were able to share our proof copy of The Wonderous Science, too! Sorry we didn't have copies to sell, but we should have some for our upcoming events. The book release party will be announced soon, so stay tuned. It was so great getting a chance to geek out a bit with our fellow story-lovers, so thanks everybody for stopping by. #BelieveInWonder
I had a great time at the 2017 Write To Publish conference. Thanks to the grad students of the Ooligan Publishing group, my distinguished fellow panelists, and the enthusiastic authors in attendance. I got to hang out with some really awesome people – including David Walker, author of Shaft, Nighthawk, and Power Man and Iron Fist, and Cathy Camper, author of Lowriders In Space! #BelieveInWonder
What is The Wonderous Science? Imagine the ability to invent incredible wonders, imbued with the power to bend the very laws of nature. Now, imagine that power in the hands of a 12-year-old girl. Zora Sparks is a genius by all accounts. Having grown up in the foster care system, she has learned through experience to rely on herself and her own abilities, specifically her amazing skill in the Wonderous Science – a fabled knowledge that has raised kingdoms with unimaginable artifacts, and toppled societies with terrible weapons. The Laurel Society has made it their mission to guide and protect those with this amazing ability, and “contain” those that have used it for evil. Now it falls to Ms. Daisy Kidd, a member of The Wardens Division of the society, to watch after Zora and her precocious little brother, Nate. But, unknown forces are plotting in the shadows, and they have plans for the young prodigy. Can Daisy, Zora, and Nate discover what lies in the secret history of The Laurel Society before it’s to late?
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I had the pleasure meeting a great group of children's authors this past Saturday at Books with Pictures comic shop in Portland. Thanks Nichole Robinson for hosting a fine pitch party, and for inviting Believe In Wonder and Rob Broder of Ripple Grove Press.
I had a student say to me the other day, "You make books, so you must be rich." After I stopped laughing (not at him, but just in general) I had to set him straight. "No lil'man, I'm not rich. In fact, I have to work really hard just to get by. But I'll tell you this, every hour I spend making art or writing stories, or spending time with my family, is an hour that I'm living my dream." Living your dream isn't easy – it is, in fact, very difficult. The rewards of working at something that you love, however, are immeasurable. #truth
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