SCBWI-AZ Motion Picture to Picture Books Workshop

Presents a New Workshop for Illustrators Motion Picture to Picture Books A Workshop for illustrators interested in incorporating cinematic sensibilities… Read More >

Lynne Avril Painting Demonstration

Here is a quick video of Lynne Avril doing a painting demonstration at the Tucson Festival of books this past… Read More >

Lynne Avril and Jean Ekman Adams at the Tucson Fesitval of Books

A youthful Lynne Avril riding her horse and some of her childhood sketches This past weekend was the Fourth Tucson… Read More >


A big huge “Congratulations” to the movie “Hugo” for not only receiving several Oscar nods but also for winning the… Read More >

Jackson Pollock and Second Graders

I am so lucky that I am able to present Art Masterpiece to my daughter Izzy second grade class every… Read More >

Chandler Christian School, Baby the Llama and Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Today, I visited Chandler Christian School to participate in their annual “Have A Heart for Books Storybook Station.” I was… Read More >

Every child in America should have access to an effective school library program

I received the following from my ARA Advocacy Chairperson, Michelle Parker-Rock. If you are so inclined to advocate for school… Read More >

The intention of the artist

Do you ever wonder, what an artist intended when creating a piece of artwork? Art Appreciation teaches us to analyze… Read More >

"The Park Our Town Built" is available on the NOOK Devices and Apps

The Publisher of my last picture book, Raven Tree Press, just announced that a selection of their titles are now… Read More >

On the Short List for the 2012 Green Earth Book Award

2012 Green Earth Book Award SHORT LIST I am so excited to announce that my picture book “The Park Our… Read More >

The Park Our Town Built / El parque que nuestro pueblo construyó Wins Bronze Moonbeam Children's Book Award!

Raven Tree Press (McHenry, IL) is proud to announce that the book The Park Our Town Built / El parque… Read More >

ForeWord Review – "The Park Our Town Built"

Here is a great review of “The Park Our Town Built” that ran in the August issues of ForeWord Review.… Read More >