Alpaca Musings

Musings about Illustration, KidLit and Other Things to Make You Smile

Join my at the Tucson Festival of Books – March 9 and 10, 2024

Tucson Festival of Books DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2024, and Sunday, March 10, 2024 LOCATION: The University of Arizona Campus Mall  1303… Read More >

Congratulations, Dan Santat, for winning the 2023 National Book Award

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that Dan Santat won the 2023 National Book Award, for his graphic… Read More >
"A Llama is not and Alpaca" book cover

“A Llama is not an Alpaca” Picture Book Review

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad? A clam and an oyster? Or a butterfly and a moth? As… Read More >

The Picture Book Dummy – A Revision Tool for KidLit Creators

The Picture Book Dummy – A Revision Tool for KidLit Creators If you are a picture book writer or illustrator,… Read More >

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I am about to send out the first issue of my Alpaca Musings newsletter. If you are interested in receiving… Read More >

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all and happy creating to you. May your holiday season be filled with love and creative endeavors.  … Read More >

YouTube Interview with Soul Heart Entertainment

My dear friend, Jamie Bishop, just interviewed me today on her YouTube Channel. I loved catching up with you, my… Read More >

Yang Warriors – Book Review

Written by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Billy Thao | University of Minnesota Press Release Date: April 13, 2021 ISBN: 978-1-5179-0798-3… Read More >

Dawn Young is egg-static over her Easter book

If you’ve been writing or illustrating for a while, you’ll understand how important of the unfailing support of critique partners… Read More >

One Summer Up North – Book Review

One Summer Up North Written & illustrated by John Owens | University of Minnesota Press Release Date: September 15, 2020… Read More >
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A Chat with Jenny Medford, Web Design Maven

Since I recently launched my new website, I have received countless compliments stating how fabulous it is. The reason it… Read More >

Dianne White talks about Green On Green

Not only is Dianne White a phenomenal and successful writer, she is one of the nicest and most caring people… Read More >