MY BOOKS (in a nutshell)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Children's Books ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I'M BORED: I did the illustrations for this picture book story by Michael Ian Black. Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2012. Chosen by NYTimes for its list of Notable Children's Books Of 2012. More on the I'M BORED Bonus page.
*NAKED!: I'm illustrating a new picture book by Michael Ian Black, scheduled for publication by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in Summer 2014. See the Entertainment Weekly announcement | FB Page.
*UNTITLED: Writing AND illustrating a picture book for Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. Editor: Justin Chanda. To be published in Spring 2015.
**RUBY ROSE ON HER TOES (RUBY ROSE BOOK #1): I'm illustrating a new picture book by Rob Sanders, to be published by HarperCollins (publication date tba). Also see Rob Sanders's RUBY ROSE Page | FB Page.
**UNTITLED (RUBY ROSE BOOK #2): Illustrating a sequel to the RUBY ROSE book mentioned above, yet untitled, to be published by HarperCollins.
**UNTITLED (MITZI TULANE BOOK #1): I'm illustrating a new picture book by Lauren McLaughlin, to be published by Random House Children's (publication date tba). See my announcement.
**UNTITLED (MITZI TULANE BOOK #2): Illustrating a sequel to the MITZI TULANE book mentioned above, yet untitled, to be published by Random House Children's.
*indicates that these contracted books are currently underway.
**indicates that these contracted books are in the pipeline.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Adult Books ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THE WRITER'S ONLINE MARKETPLACE: Writer's Digest Books approached me to write this book, and it was published in 2001. Now out of print.
~~ Short Fiction & Nonfiction ~~
I've also had numerous short pieces published in print and online venues: mainly nonfiction but also short stories and poetry. Some details below.
I'm represented by: Ginger Knowlton at Curtis Brown Ltd.
UNCONTRACTED BOOK PROJECTS IN PROGRESS:
Uncontracted book projects including picture books, middle grade and YA.
MORE ABOUT MY PUBLISHED BOOK PROJECTS:
I'M BORED - Written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (Sept/2012). Chosen by The New York Times for its list Notable Children's Books Of 2012.
Basic info about I'M BORED (my very first children's book!)
Bonus Page for I'm Bored: activities, printables, videos, other info
I had a fantastic time working with Simon & Schuster art director Laurent Linn and publisher/editor Justin Chanda on this project. See my I'M BORED scrapbook for some photos and info about the process.
The book contract all started with a rejection, believe it or not. Here's the story of how it all happened.
TOMO: Friendship Through Fiction - Edited by Holly Thompson. Published by Stone Bridge Press (March/2012).
My illustrated short story "Kodama" appeared in this YA fiction anthology whose proceeds help support teens affected by the March/2011 Japan quake.
For more info about TOMO, see: http://tomoanthology.blogspot.com
The Writer's Online Marketplace, published by Writer's Digest Books (Jan/2011). Tips and advice for freelance writers about how and where to get published online. In addition to writing
In addition, I have written many short nonfiction pieces for print and online publications. I began my writing career writing for the nonfiction market.
Short story called "The Snow Queen" in Magic Tails, co-written with Michelle Sagara, published by DAW Books in 2005.
My poetry has been published in print and online publications including Ideals Magazine, Snakeskin, and PKA’s The Advocate.