So happy that Mary's Monster is included with so many great books on the NCSS Notable Social Studies list (Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People)! NCSS Notable List at CBC website
Twitter giveaway – Penguin Flies Home Painting
Over at Twitter I'm giving away an original painting: I'm so excited for #PenguinFliesHome to be out in the world this week! To celebrate the release, I'm giving away this small *original painting* of my little #Penguin. See my twitter feed for...
The Making of Penguin Flies Home
Making Penguin Flies Home Here's a short two part video of my creative process for THE MAKING OF PENGUIN FLIES HOME!
Creative Process Videos
Handbuilding Ceramic Pots When not writing and illustrating books I love working with clay in my studio! Here's a two part creative process video showing how I hand-built a ceramic pot. Please share with kids and classrooms.
The Making of Mary’s Monster
Making Mary's Monster When I learned that Mary Shelley had been a pregnant teenage run-away leading up to the time of creating Frankenstein, I read everything I could find about her. I knew I wanted to write an origin story about how she created her work, but I still...
On Being Your Husband’s Boss
The Challenge of Breaking Traditional Gender Roles. For years I struggled to put my own goals first when they were in conflict to my husband’s demanding job. I felt like I had to be wife first, and what was left over I could give to my art.
Radio Interview with Mark Lynch, Inquiry
Program: Inquiry Host: Mark Lynch Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:00pm Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was one of the first Industrial Age science fiction novels. But what was the inspiration for the Monster in that book? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk...
We had a book launch party at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts! Such an amazing crowd of supporters. Mackenzie Lee steered the conversation so brilliantly. I loved sharing our mutual passion for Mary Shelley with everyone! It really was the best book...
Mary’s Monster Book Launch
Mary’s Monster is almost here and I’m having a launch party at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 3rd at 3pm. I’d be so happy if you could come celebrate with me! Please bring friends or pass on the invitation to your other book lover friends. I’ll be discussing the book and Mary Shelley with the lovely Mackenzie Lee. And I’ll be giving away:
– a free teacher’s guide to accompany the book
– raffle tickets to win a fine art print from an illustration in the book
– and of course there will be CAKE!!
A Song for Snow
I am pleased to announce the release of my new book – A Song for Snow. This book continues the story of exuberant, little sister Peep with thoughtful, big brother Hoot and their exploration of the world around them. It’s a celebration of the beauty of...
I wanted to share some sketches from a recent trip to England. My favorite thing to do in the world is take a few sketchbooks away on an adventure. This was a great trip! I got a lot of work done for an upcoming book project, but also had...
Dordogne Sketchbook and Paintings
I’ve gathered a small collection of the many sketches I did on a trip to France this spring. Dave and I traveled to the Dordogne region to see the prehistoric cave art of Lascaux, Font de Gaume, and other caves. The experience of walking through these caves by...
New Online Shop
I'm really excited today to launch my online gallery and shop which features prints of illustrations from several of my books and original art work. There are several images available now and I'll be adding more in coming weeks. Here's a link: http://litajudgeshop.com
Hoot and Peep
At last - two little owls who live on the rooftops of my dreams get to live for real in my book, Hoot and Peep! Book birthdays are always the best - this one especially so.
Flight School the Musical
OH what HEAVEN to see the birdies of Flight School finally take flight on stage!! Really an amazing day. I am so thankful to the incredibly talented people that poured all of their passion into this. Thank you ALL! If you want more information, or to get...
Beatrix at the Toadstool Bookshop
Book signings with your birdie are so much more fun! Thank you all for a lovely day at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough. Beatrix had a ball.