Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 2015 Desktop Calendar and Update!

Here is my January 2015 desktop calendar!
 Let me introduce you to  Little Gerbil. Her book, Gerbil, Uncurled, written by Alison Hughes (published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside) will be hitting the shelves later this Spring. We are so excited! and I can't wait to share some sneak peeks of interior art with you.
To download this calendar simply select the resolution from the list above, right click, and "save to desktop".

 Wow, the last few months have been a whirlwind of activity.

In October I headed to Ottawa for the SCBWI CanEast conference. Lisa Dalrymple and myself were presented with the 2014 SCBWI(Canada) Crystal Kite Award for our book Skink on the Brink. We are still over the moon about having Skink on the Brink, along with I Dare you not to Yawn, by Helene Boudreau, chosen by our SCBWI peers.

In November I jetted off to the tropics to take part in the second annual Rainforest of Reading Award  Literacy Festival. We traveled to Grenada and St. Lucia along with 8 other wonderful authors and illustrators, the OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation, volunteers from the SJK IB programme and the MacLeod family. We saw approx. 6000 children over the course of 3 festival days. I can honestly say that this trip was a life-changing experience.  The amazing memories and new friendships I made will be forever cherished. Joyce Grant blogged about the trip, summing up our experiences so perfectly and eloquently. 
Here are some pics from the trip:

(Lisa and myself with classmates from a school whom hand-made the best skink 
costume ever! LOOOVE!)

(Another school in fabulous Gabby hair, holding up their passports.)

(Some smiley-girl who loved  the co-pilot seat in the 7-seater plane "hop" 
from Grenada to St. Lucia. Yes, my cheeks hurt the rest of the day...LOL)

(The entire 2014 Rainforest Of  Reading crew!)

With 2015 comes fresh ideas, new possibilities and awesome opportunities.

Wishing everyone a wonderful, happy, and healthy HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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