This has been a busy December already! Last week I visited Dallas at the invitation of Matthew Abramowitz, proprietor of A Storybook House, a charming and original home to not only children’s books, but original works of art for sale by some of our leading children’s books illustrators. Sadly, The Storybook House has announced it will be closing its doors this December. However, they will continue to sell original works of art as well as host author/artist school visits. I hope you continue to support their magnificent efforts even though the brick and mortar location will be dark. I urge you to continue to patronize their online art efforts. If you are in the market for some remarkable original pieces of children’s illustration art, you have a wonderful source here.
Also a few days ago I was privileged to be asked to join my frequent collaborator, Chuck Fischer, on a radio interview with the San Francisco Book Review‘s Kaye Cloutman. Thank you Chuck and Kaye for a delightful session. You can visit Kaye’s blog and listen to the interview. In it we discuss A Christmas Carol, our collaborations, and our different alternative projects, including Chuck’s new IPad Apps for A Christmas Carol and The Night Before Christmas as well as my other current release, Harry Potter, and other works now in development.
And even though Christmas is closing in fast, I will be doing one more signing this week here in Houston. Winestyles of Cypress is hosting a book signing and wine tasting this Monday, December 20 at 6:30. Quantities of Harry Potter and A Christmas Carol are in limited supply so get there early!
And finally, a giant, no, GINORMOUS, thank you to all my new friends at Matzke Elementary, who invited me to visit their school this past Friday. We had a blast! The students, teachers, and PTO volunteers were wonderful and SO enthusiastic!