Alpaca Musings

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

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 >

Let The Most Splendid Colleen Rowan Kosinski Brighten Your Day!

You are probably very familiar with this amazing lady and her beautiful work, but I needed to give a little… Read More >

Society Of Visual Storytelling

Hey, all you illustrators and picture book creators out there! Are you familiar with the Society of Visual Storytelling? If… Read More >

Unzipped: Naming Arizona’s Nameless

When I was in college, I took drawing and animation classes from the most incredible professor. His name is Steve… Read More >

Rhyming Picture Book Award & Conference, NY

December on 2015, as part of the Rhyming Picture Book Committee I traveled to New York for the Rhyming Picture… Read More >

We met Kate DiCamillo :)

Yesterday afternoon, we got to listen to Kate DiCamillo present her latest book, “Raymie Nightingale,” at Dobson High School. Thank… Read More >

Marla Frazee’s Studio

Check out this wonderful video about Marla Frazee. Ms Frazee is one of my favorite illustrators and I enjoyed this… Read More >

Five Things I Learned About Public Speaking From Children’s Books

Most of you know, that I love visiting schools to get kids excited about books, writing and reading as well… Read More >

It’s All About The Rhyme

IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT RHYME… Oh, what a treat! Take a peek at the parody my friend Dawn Young created… Read More >

Brandon Mull School Visit

Drum roll please… Our next author visit was… BRANDON MULL All right, can you see now why I was so… Read More >

Jacqueline West School Visit

Eduprize Gilbert Visiting Author Committee with Jacqueline West. – Susan Schade, Jacqueline West, Tanja Bauerle and Pamela Alara Last week… Read More >

I’m In The StoryMonsters Ink Newsletter

Take a peek at this! Here is a new monthly digest that shares the latest news on award-winning and debut… Read More >