illustrators

Publication News (Plus a Sneak Peek)

Hello, lovelies! Hope you had a chocolate-filled Valentine’s Day 🙂 I’m so happy to announce that Candlewick Press has acquired my manuscript, SORA’S SEASHELLS! The deal announcement from Publisher’s Weekly is below. I get to work with brilliant editor Kate Fletcher, who edited Meg Medina’s MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS — the 2019 Newbery Award-winning novel…. Read more »

Pascal lands a cover on The New Yorker!

Pascal Campion is the mega talented artist who is illustrating my next picture book, The Paper Kingdom. And…*drum roll*…his illustration is on the cover of The New Yorker!!! I love his nighttime scenes, and this one is so, so beautiful. Check out his interview here. What’s really amazing is that Pascal mentions Jean-Jacques SempĂ© as… Read more »

In Love with Sempé

I have been in love with the artwork of Jean-Jacques SempĂ© since I was fifteen, when I read the NICOLAS series (which he illustrated) for a high school French class.  SempĂ© is known in the U.S. for his iconic New Yorker covers, such as this one: But in his home country of France, his illustrated… Read more »