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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wendell and Florence Minor 2016

Wendell Minor is nationally known for the artwork he has created for over fifty award-winning children’s books. His many collaborators include Jean Craighead George, Robert Burleigh, Buzz Aldrin, Tony Johnston, Mary Higgins Clark, and last but not least, his wife Florence. In 2009 Wendell and Florence’s If You Were a Penguin, was chosen by Pennsylvania for their “One Book, Every Young Child” 2009 early literacy program, and they enjoyed the month they spent speaking to children in Pennsylvania’s libraries, schools, Head Start facilities, and Museums.

Wendell is also the cover artist and designer of over two thousand books for authors Pat Conroy, David McCullough, Fannie Flagg, and Nathaniel Philbrick among many others.  His portrait of “Truman” for the cover of David McCullough’s book is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

Following a productive and fulfilling career as a documentary film editor for ABC News in New York, Florence Minor was happy to find a second, and equally fulfilling career in publishing after she and Wendell moved to Connecticut.  Her first project was co-editing a twenty-five year retrospective of Wendell’s book cover art, Wendell Minor: Art for the Written Word while also handling the business aspects of the minorart studio. In keeping with her lifelong love of reading and writing, and her interest in editing, the timing was perfect to begin collaborating with Wendell, to creating books that entertain, teach, and inspire children.

Learn more about Wendell and Florence on their website. 

Due out January 2017

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Leslie Muir

Leslie Muir is a writer, poet and painter. She currently has four published picture books under her belt. Her latest, C.R. Mudgeon (Atheneum), was a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year selection. Leslie's stories almost always include her three life essentials: an offbeat sense of humor, festive food and good friends.

Leslie lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her tech guru husband, two mischievous sons and a pair of lazy, good-for-nothin' dogs. You can visit her at www.lesliemuir.com.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Miranda Ireland

Miranda Ireland graduated from Mott Community College in 2010 with an Associates Degree in Art and has been studying picture book writing and illustrating ever since and will be forever and ever.  She likes to use a lot of different techniques and mediums when illustrating, but mostly watercolor, ink, and colored pencil, it just depends on what the story calls for.  Miranda is represented by Danielle Smith of the Red Fox Literary Agency and can't wait to begin making meaningful, timeless stories!  Miranda live in Michigan with her husband, son, and imaginary pet pig, Gingerbread.