How do you write, illustrate, design, recording, perform, compose and master a book and audiobook? One bit at a time. Continue reading First master CD!
Over a year in the making, please enjoy this 3-minute sampler of the audiobook for Where All the Little Things Live! Featuring the talents of Stefanie Goodell (Juliette, Adele, Luna) Christine Kapusky (Naio, Cloudia) Michael Kuzmanovski (Red the Balloon, Antonio, Cornelius, Stefan) Maria Mikheyenko (Queen Irene, Adeline the Moth, Dali the Firefly) Calise Romero (Clover) ¡™ · Where All the … Continue reading Where All the Little Things Live 3-minute sampler!
Within this tiny tale we learn how little Emmet the elephant navigates the large large and real emotions around grief and loss. Each page is decorated with a picture, full of life, color, and emotion. An accessible book for younger readers to spark a conversation about their feelings. You can find it on Diana’s website. Continue reading Emmet Elephant’s Love
I did not grow up in the era that this book is set in, but this book paints vivid portraits of each setting and scene it feels like a time warp. I found myself pausing in reverie remembering some of my own explorations of new places in the woods, wilderness, and quiet old buildings. I … Continue reading The Secret Cellar
At this writing I have but two letterpress editions and one kyoseshi blue edition of Where All the Little Things Live left. If you are interested, contact me! Continue reading Casebound editions
An old post from 2018 reminded me of how long I waited for Tamaishi, and what an absolute relief it was to finally, finally hold a copy in my hands. I thought the day would never arrive, but today is that day. The first copies of Where All the Little Things Live arrived at my … Continue reading First Copies
Part of the joy of all this is seeing it in production. Clare of Tiger Food Press prints the letterpress prints, Charles at Eberhardt press crafts the books, and Wendy at Windy Weather Bindery creates the casebound editions. This is the largest run of books I’ve made so far: 800 will eventually be here. A … Continue reading Art and Artifacts
December 1, 2020: the winners of the Royal Dragonfly award were announced. I am elated to say that Where All the Little Things Live was a winner in two categories: Honorable Mention, Best Illustrations & Honorable Mention, Chapter books. This competition has been around for nearly a decade, recognizing excellence in literature from around the … Continue reading Where All the Little Things Live is a Royal Dragonfly 2020 Winner!
Queen bee doesn’t waste any time introducing the central conflict and from that moment on compels you through an epic story that weaves together a collection of delightful and memorable characters. Ms. Weigandt crafts scenes of intense action and imagery throughout, from the vast majestic interiors of the bee hives to the regal garb of … Continue reading Queen Bee, Elizabeth Weigandt
From the first few moments there’s empathy for Julia’s situation, but no time is wasted on sympathy. Julia is a determined, tough individual and already has her sights set on what she needs to do. Sprinkled with humor, fascinating places, and a bit of wit and mystery, the Healing Star was a fun read from … Continue reading The Healing Star, A.Kidd