Practical Tips for the Bologna Book Fair

When I got back from the Bologna Book Fair last year I jotted down a few practical notes, because, as a writer/illustrator who was looking to connect with international publishers, I wasn’t as prepared as I might have been. I organized them into an article and submitted it to SCBWI, the wonderful professional organization to which I belong.

I am so happy that the article just came out in the Winter SCWI Bulletin. And I want to wish the Bologna Book Fair  2016 and all those who attend:

Ecco a quest’anno! Here’s to this year!

Tips for Bologna


The big wall at the Bologna Book Fair where you can post your promotional materials.


And plenty of opportunity for illustrators to show their work at the exhibitor booths.



Coloring Fun: Cats, Stamps, Pointillism


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pointillist coloring

I was experimenting with different coloring techniques on a black and white photocopy printed on Staples’ best card stock. The cats were done in watercolor and sharpie. Then I added some rubber stamping and sharpie pointillism for a different background, plus details and cat colors in metallic gel pens. If you’d like to try, here’s a pdf of the design:


Musical Cats Coloring


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