Saturday, January 7, 2012

BIG NEWS!!! I will be illustrating my first Picture Book!

 I can now officially announce my BIG news! I am going to be illustrating my first Picture Book, "Skink on the Brink" by Lisa Dalrymple, published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside, due out Spring 2013. Holy Moly, can you believe it, every time I say it I start doing my happy dance again! I feel like I am going the burst, I am so incredibly excited! I had the pleasure of visiting Christie Harkin and Cathy Sandusky at Fitzhenry & Whiteside yesterday. My editor(ok how fun is that to say?!!) Christie Harkin gave me the o.k to give you all a sneak peek of one of the preliminary illustrations.  I used plasticine of course and tried painting Stewy with acrylic gloss to give his skin a glisten.
So let me introduce you to.....drum roll please.....Stewy the skink. He might be teeny tiny, but he has a larger than life personality that I an so excited to illustrate and share with the world. Lisa wrote an amazing manuscript, that immediately pulls you in. I know you will  fall totally in love with this little guy just as I did. So mark you calendars  for "Skink on the Brink's" release date for the Spring of 2013.
Lisa also has another book in the works called " If It's No Trouble...A Big Polar Bear" coming out with Tuckamore Books in Sept. 2012.

I hope to post a bit about the process of illustrating a picture book as I go(after the ok of course) to document the whole wonderful journey.
Maybe there will be the occasional photo of Stewy too- another sneak peek from time to time. ;)

 Back to my happy dance :)...Have a great weekend everyone!

10 comments:

Bethany Telles said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Such happy news! I know everyone will agree when I say I cannot wait to read/see the book next year!
We join you in your happy dance!

Lisa Dalrymple said...

Love Stewie there in his natural habitat, Suzanne! I'm so excited about this book and working with you!

christine grove said...

Wahooo!!! Congratulations!!!

Julie Hedlund said...

Congratulations Suzanne! I can't wait to hear more about the process as you move along.

patientdreamer said...

"Congrats!"Suzanne, looking forward to seeing the finished product. Go You!

Andi Butler said...

That's fantastic Suzanne!! So well deserved, can't wait to see it!

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Anita said...

Congratulations Suzanne! It looks great!

Shirley said...

OH I am SOOOOO happy for you, Suzanne..this is SO well-deserved and I know you are going to put your heart into this wonderful book. YAY!!!!! I'm also doing the happy dance for you...awesome, awesome..congratulations!!!! : )

Juana Martinez-Neal said...

Congrats, Suzanne! That's fantastic news! What a great post to start 2012! Happy New Year!

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

Thanks so very much everyone for your wonderful comments and congrats! I am so excited!!! :-)

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