Illustrator Interview: PIERRE THE FRENCH BULLDOG RECYCLES with Bethany Straker

Introducing Bethany Straker, illustrator of my second picture book, Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles, published in March 2015 with Sky Pony Press… Kate Louise: Hi Bethany! Thanks for stopping by. First can you share with us what techniques and materials you used for the Pierre art? Bethany Straker: Hi Kate! Thanks for having me. So, for this…

Illustrator Interview: THE UPSIDE-DOWN FISH with Laura Matine

Introducing Laura Matine, illustrator of my first picture book, The Upside-Down Fish, published in February 2015 with Sky Pony Press… Kate Louise: Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by. First can you share with us what techniques and materials you used for the UDF art? Laura Matine: Hi Kate, I’ve always been interested in mixed media….

Here We Go Again!

Hi, 2015! I’m sad to see the back of 2014, but there’s lots to look forward to this year! There are SO MANY 2015 releases I’m excited to read. I did a post about my most anticipated reads here. I’m also really looking forward to seeing all the books I have releasing this year out…

2013 Bookshelf Tour

I do try to have some order to my shelves, mostly by putting books in the same genre together and authors together. I have bought most of these books myself, too. About 25 were sent to me, the rest I have purchased from bookstores and online retailers, or received for an occasion (like my birthday!)….