Thanks everybody that came by Cosmic Monkey Comics for Free Comic Book Day! I was there in the afternoon, representing Believe In Wonder Publishing, and had a chance to hang out with some awesome folks. As special thanks to Sean Fishback, editor and educator extraordinaire, for tabling with me. :) Fun times!
I love sharing this stuff with you guys :) Check out what we've been working on. Coming this summer from Believe In Wonder Publishing - THE PAWSONS MOVE IN! #diversityinpublishing #diversecharacters #blackowned #BelieveInWonder #kidlit #picturebooks
Got some free time next week? Love art? Want to get a signed #BelieveInWonder book? Come on by our art show at Bridge Meadows!
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Hey all! Check out these photos from the Black Parent Initiative's book fair in February! I was excited to be there representing Believe In Wonder Publishing, and helping to inspire a new generation of readers and dreamers. #BelieveInWonder
View all the photos here.
Evergreen Middle School publishes "The Fire Book" to resounding success! Even featured in PortlandTribune!
I've been a guest speaker at the Evergreen Middle School a couple of times, and I always enjoy the energy and enthusiam there. The students are engaged, articulate about their thoughts and dreams, and have amazing teachers that encourage them to achieve big things. This is the same school where the much lauded "Harry Potter Classroom" is part of the fabric of their education. How cool is that? This newest accomplishment is just one of many to come this amazing group of creatives and their inspiring teacher in Sean Fishback!! It was a real pleasure to work with them in bringing The Fire Book into the world, and I'm honored to have been a part of their great endeavor. :) #BelieveInWonder
Read the amazing article about Evergreen's new book!
Be sure to grab a copy from Amazon, and your purchase
goes towards dontations to the Red Cross!
I'm blessed. I have a wonderful wife, beautiful children, and I get to wake up every morning and tell stories. My life is filled with wonder :) Today is my birthday, so I thought I would share some of that wonder with everybody. Almost 15 years ago, I wrote and illustrated my first book, and now I'm finally sharing it with the world (thanks to Josie's persistence that we needed to get it out there.) I was a bit of a scared kid, but I had a family that always encouraged me to strike out and try everything. This book is about that - not letting fear stand in the way of discovery and joy. If my life can mean anything, this is it - wonder lies on the other side of fear. So reach for it. Thank you all. #BelieveInWonder
Believe In Wonder Publishing is excited to be a part of this years Book Fair at Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble! The event is hosted by The Black Parents Initiative, and will be a wonderful celebration of literacy, imagination, and the amazing contributions of the African American community to the world of storytelling. Please join us Saturday, February 10th, 2018.
Ursula K. Le Guin, my literary luminary and the inspiration for generations of storytellers, passed yesterday. I wanted to write something profound about what her work meant to me, but I couldn’t find the words.
What started off as just something to pass the time over the holidays (and let's be real, a way to avoid the stress) turned into a series of illustrations an imagined characters that I never could have expected. I would post them to Facebook with the hashtag #FancyDressedAnimals, and the response was so uplifting and supportive. I couldn't help be keep drawing, each one becoming more elaborate and full of personality. In the end I had 25 total pencil illustrations, and I thought, "This should be book!" So here it is! Fancy Dressed Animals is now available on Amazon - grab it and enjoy a little whimsy and creative fun. :) #BelieveInWonder
From Brian, Josie, Victor and little Kam, we would like to wish you all a glorious holiday season, and prosperous New Year! With great love - The Parkers and #BelieveInWonder