Thursday, October 16, 2014

Welcome Imani's Moon!

This week is the book birthday for my new book with Charlesbridge Publishing 
'Imani's Moon by Janay Brown-Wood. 

You can win a bundle of goodies by sharing this port online! 
Message me to let me know you did.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Bronze Award in Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Illustration West 52

Hurrah for One Word Pearl!
This is the image that got a Bronze Award in the Children's Market category of their 'Illustration West 52' exhibition.

I'm excited and so is Pearl!

Find out more about the competition here ... it was stiff judging and I was over the moon to be in the exhibit, let alone get an award.

OK .. winter is nearly over. I've been quiet lately, hunkered in the studio, finishing 'Imani's Moon' for Charlesbridge (Fall 2014) and working on an ABC book due Fall also. But we'll have a proper catch up soon!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Why go to ALA conventions?

Over on Turbo Monkey Tales this week I look at what I got out of attending the American Library Association's summer convention the last couple of years.



Friday, August 9, 2013

Big Old Giveaway for 'One Word Pearl'

I had over 100 entries for my giveaway for 'One Word Pearl' and the winner is Bobbi Miller! Congrats to you!

is here 
and I'm celebrating with a MEGA giveaway!

Pearl loves words. All kinds of words. Words make up songs, stories, poems . . . and what does a lover of words do? She collects them, of course!

But one day, most of Pearl’s words are blown away, leaving her only a few which she keeps safely in her treasure chest. After that day, she uses each word carefully—one at a time, until she has no words left. When her teacher asks her questions at school, she doesn’t answer. When her friend wants to know what she has for lunch, she can’t respond. What will Pearl do without her precious words? Will she ever find them?

One Word Pearl explores the power of words to transform, inspire, and cultivate imagination. This whimsical story is the winner of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Children’s Book Competition in the Picture Book category. 

Here's what you could win:

Signed and personalised copy of 'One Word Pearl'
Original signed sketch from the book.
One Word pearl poster AND I will change the words to whatever you would like!
Signed postcard.

To enter: Share this blog post with your friends on any social media network, and send or message me with the link (email

I will make the draw on Friday August 16th at 8pm.

Good luck!