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Entries in Storm Codes (42)


Paint Your Room with Colors From my Books

Sherwin-Williams has this fun online tool called Chip It! that instantly turns any picture into a sample palette using over 1,500 paint colors. I uploaded the covers from the dozen children's picture books I've illustrated and posted my favorites:

Neat, huh? Go to Chip It! to make your own palettes from Sherwin-Williams paint. Thanks to Elizabeth O. Dulemba for the tip!


Birthday Book Sale and Charity Drive

It's my birthday today, and to celebrate, I'm holding a book sale where YOU get the gifts!

Storm Codes and The Wishing Tree Mom's Choice Award Winners

Starting today, all sales of the Mom's Choice Award-winning books, The Wishing Tree and Storm Codes, will include the following:

  • FREE surprise gift with purchase! To mark my 31 years, the first 31 orders will also receive a randomly-selected extra: book pins, flashing buttons, Wish Ribbons, or signed art prints!
  • FREE shipping within the United States!
  • All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross!

The Wishing Tree

Storm Codes cover

Storm Codes

Order now! The charity drive will wrap up on Sept. 3rd, 2012. Thanks to all my friends and family who remembered me today. You guys are the best!


Illustration Friday: Sight

Storm Codes illustration by Christina Rodriguez.

Happy Friday! This week's Illustration Friday submission is from the award-winning Storm Codes. Here, Katy and her mother catch sight of her father's Great Lakes steamship, The Edward B. Greene, following a harrowing November storm in Duluth, MN.

Storm Codes was recognized with the Jeanette Fair Award, a Silver Mom's Choice Award, and an Honorable Mention from the Northwest Minnesota Book Awards, among other honors. Want a copy signed by both the author and me? I'm selling autographed paperbacks with FREE SHIPPING here.

Have a great weekend, everyone - AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

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