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February 28, 2014

Children’s Books and Current Topics

By |February 28th, 2014|Categories: Book Publishing, Book Signing Events, Children's Illustration Books, Creative|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since working out the plot line and script for Who Ate the Gelato?!, I’ve found I have the opportunity to expand an idea that I not only discuss with kids on a regular basis in my book signings and school presentations, but an idea that I truly believe in with all my heart ... helping homeless animals everywhere through contributions and education!

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Why Do You Use A Black Dog in Your Children’s Books?

By |February 2nd, 2014|Categories: Book Publishing, Children's Illustration Books, Creative|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jasmine was about one year old when we adopted her from the Franklin County Animal Shelter and it was evident from the start she’d had a rough life. Although we quickly bonded with our new girl, she was a fiercely independent dog ... so much so that we use to joke “the Princess has her own agenda” and the name Princess stuck!

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December 26, 2013

Where Do Ideas for Children’s Books Come From?

By |December 26th, 2013|Categories: Book Publishing, Children's Illustration Books, Creative, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The title for Who Ate the Gelato?! actually came from a real life experience with Benji...the Brittany Spaniel mix that belonged to my wife’s family when she was growing up. While house-sitting for my in-laws I took Benji to Baskin & Robbins for some mint chocolate chip ice cream (his favorite!)

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Welcome to my blog … the Magic Pencil!

By |December 16th, 2013|Categories: Creative|Tags: , , |

But taking a rough idea or “making something out of nothing” as I profess to young children when I’m speaking about kid’s books and the creation process in schools, may just seem like magic to a child!

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November 21, 2013

Kids Books

By |November 21st, 2013|Categories: Book Publishing, Children's Illustration Books, Creative, Illustrations|Tags: , , , , |

Very soon I'm going to launch my new weekly blog, The Magic Pencil, and you can follow the progress of my kids books while they're in production!

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