Today I pondered how I arrived here. If you had told me twenty years ago I’d have three books published I don’t know if I would have believed you. Twenty years ago, I was fresh out of college and without a strong pull in any direction. I had a variety of skills and interests fostered … Continue reading Of butterflies and effects
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 Review: 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 Review: The Healing Star, A.Kidd
I am so happy to share this first preview of my forthcoming book and audiobook, Where All the Little Things Live! This is a rough cut, but it contains what I consider the main musical theme and sets the mood for the whole story. I still have a lot to record and mix, but this … Continue reading First Preview of Where All the Little Things Live
I bought a copy of “the Art of Business” a long time ago. I never actually read it until now. In the first few pages it mentioned Mike Coughlin, who was responsible for the book’s letterpress cover. About my services I’ve never been quite sure if there are a lot of people who might understand … Continue reading Traditional printing
Interesting… the chatter from Tamaishi exists, via facial recognition! Continue reading The chatter IRL
👏 Today, just before the end of the holiday weekend, I got a big reason to celebrate: my new book, Where All the Little Things Live reached 100% funding on Kickstarter, which means I will be spending the next several months bringing this book to reality. This is why I turned to Kickstarter in the … Continue reading Where All the Little Things Reached 100% funding on Kickstarter!