Welcome to Celebri-dots

International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity that was inspired by Peter H. Reynolds' book "The Dot". This site is filled with other authors, illustrators, and celebrities who share in the dream of a more creative world. Learn more about International Dot Day!

Monday, July 11, 2022

Victoria J Coe

 

Victoria J Coe's bio:  "I grew up in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a small town on Boston’s South Shore. In our house, there were two parents, two girls, one boy, and one very protective German Shepherd. I was a huge fan of books, dogs, and the Boston Red Sox, but I also loved hockey, ballet, and playing the flute.

My family lived on a cul-de-sac with lots of kids and dogs. In the winter, the whole neighborhood gathered to skate on the cranberry bog. And when school got out, we’d be at the beach all summer long.

Even though I devoured books, I never thought I’d become a writer. I went to college in New York City where I majored in math and went on to business school. After graduation, I moved to San Francisco and spent many years helping non-profit organizations make the world a better place.

When I became a mom, I read to my kids the same books I’d loved when I was young. I realized those books were more than just stories – they were part of my life.

Our family read hundreds of books together, old and new. Whether they made us laugh or kept us guessing, those books gave us the power to wonder or understand or look at the world in new ways.

Some time after we moved back to Massachusetts, I caught the writing bug and learned all I could about the craft. When I noticed our dog’s frantic behavior during a recent move, an idea was born. Now I write stories in the voice of a dog named Fenway, connecting my past and my present every day.

I live with my husband and family in both Boston and my hometown of Duxbury. While we will miss our dog Kipper forever, we are grateful that he kept us safe from delivery trucks. And squirrels."

Learn more about Victoria on her website: https://www.victoriajcoe.com/


Monday, June 6, 2022

Marc Colagiovanni



Marc Colagiovanni was born and raised and currently resides in Cranston, Rhode Island with his wife and three daughters. Marc has been a practicing attorney in the state of Rhode Island for the last 20 years. Marc writes, "While I am honored to be part of the legal profession and enjoy the practice of law, my true passion has always been writing. Through the serendipitous connecting of dots, I met Peter H. Reynolds in 2017. I'm excited to share that my first two picture books will be published through Scholastic and illustrated by Peter! When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left will be released on March 7, 2023 with The Reflection in Me to be released in the Spring of 2024."


Sunday, June 5, 2022

Michael Arndt 2022

 

A new Celebridot for 2022 from Michael Arndt. Michael writes about his dot, "My celebridot, updated for 2022. RAINBOW DOT. My 2022 dot was inspired by two of my books, MY HEART GROWS and ONE YELLOW SUN, as well as recent events. The circle represents singularity, but also community. Continuity, but also completion. Specificity, but also universality. Concentric circles add the idea of both focusing inwards as well as expanding outwards. The rainbow signifies inclusion and diversity working in beautiful harmony, ever more important today than ever. Colors are light waves, sound waves on a xylophone, and vibrations. As chakras, they are: red, grounding—orange, emotions—yellow, intellect—green, compassion—blue, expression— purple, wisdom—and white, consciousness. All of these are qualities of a whole and healthy education and what art can accomplish as part of that. Children need all of these and to be encouraged to explore all the colors in their paintbox."

You can find Michael on Instagram at @MichaelArndtBooks