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1. Hi Brian!

from The Invisible BoyMeet Brian, the invisible boy. He’s a bit shy on the outside, but on the inside… well there’s much more to the story!

 

Now Available!

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, published by Knopf and illustrated by me! To see more illustrations and reviews, please visit my Invisible Boy  page.

 

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2. The Next Big Thing: A Global Blog Tour

The Next Big Thing blog tour started in Australia and has now gone global! The object is to bring awareness to authors & illustrators and their current work. Many Thanks to the lovely and talented Loreen Leedy for tagging me! I’ll answer some questions about my newest book, then pass it on to two other terrific book artists.

1) What is the working title of your next book?
The Year of the Baby, by Andrea Cheng

The Year of the Baby

2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
I’m the illustrator, so we’ll save this question for the author, Andrea Cheng. This is a sequel to The Year of the Book, the first book in the series.

3) What genre does your book fall under?
A chapter book for ages 6-9, grades 1-4

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Year of the Baby1Laura, lighthearted and warm, could be played by Dakota Fanning (age in Charlotte’s Web).
Anna, sweet and thoughtful, could be played by Valerie Tian (played #5 in The Broken Trail).
Camille, open and kind, could be played by Katie Leung (played Cho Chang, first love interest for Harry Potter).
Baby Kaylee could be played by Meryl Streep (because she can play anyone… hee hee!)

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Fifth-grader Anna is concerned that her baby sister Kaylee, adopted from China three months ago, is not thriving so she and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that may save the day.

6) Who is publishing your book?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group
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7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
As far as how long it took for the first draft of the manuscript, that’s another question for Andrea Cheng. However, I can speak about the illustrations. I spent about a month on the sketches, a few weeks for the revisions, then a few more weeks for the final art.

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Any gentle chapter book about familiar slice-of-life issues facing middle graders.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Another question for the author, Andrea Cheng… however, the inspiration for my sketches came from Andrea’s wonderful manuscript… I fell in love with her characters, they were a delight to draw.
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10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
Oh, one very cool thing is they include a pronunciation guide for Chinese words used in the book. Along with the pronunciation, they show the Chinese character for each word or phrase. Also, at the end of the book, there is a recipe for Steamed red bean bao zi, one of Anna’s grandmother’s special dishes. Yum!

Oh! I almost forgot! The Year of the Baby is a Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2013. Nice!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

The Next Big Thing Blog Tour continues on April 4th with the following book artists – you won’t want to miss them!

My friend and fellow Girllustrator, Emma Virjan, who is as delightful as her artwork!
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And another friend and all around splendid guy, illustrator extraordinaire C.S. Jennings!

I can’t wait to find out more about their books!! See you there as The Next Big Thing Blog Tour continues!

 

 

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3. Spring!

Spring is almost here. And so is The Year of the Baby, a sweet chapter book by Andrea Cheng, published by Houghton Mifflin that I had the pleasure of illustrating. Available May 28, 2013.

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4. a Crystal Kite for MINE!

I’m delighted to share that MINE! has won a 2012 Crystal Kite Award! Sponsored by the SCBWI, the Crystal Kite is a member’s choice award. MINE! won the most votes from my SCBWI peers in the Texas/Oklahoma Region. Thank you, peeps!!! I am humbled and honored!

Thank You, Shutta Crum, for writing this rowdy toddler tale and Thank You, all my friends at Knopf, for the opportunity to illustrate it!

Congratulations to all the other Crystal Kite winners! Cheers!

For more about MINE! please visit my MINE! book page.

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5. Welcome to our new digs!

We just moved in… and on Valentine’s Day no less! How sweet is that?! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Illustration from Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine, by Allison Wortche, Knopf 2011.
For more about Rosie please visit my Rosie Sprout book page.

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6. enjoy the season!

Hope your holidays are full of merrymaking!

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7. enjoy the season!

Hope your holidays are full of merrymaking!

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8. So much news to share!

Rosie Sprout receives a star from Publishers Weekly!

★ “An accomplished debut….Wortche possesses both a refreshing directness and a willingness to trust her readers... This impressive new author is well served by Barton (Mine!), whose digital classroom sketches convey a tumult of emotion and have just the right amounts of energy and vulnerability.”
Publishers Weekly, October 24, 2011

Thank you, PW!

Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine by Allison Wortche, pictures by Patrice Barton, Alfred A. Knopf, on sale Dec. 13, 2011




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MINE! was accepted into the Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibit 2011! Many Thanks to the jury! I'm delighted and honored and... okay, I cried a little bit when I heard the news. :) I traveled to NY with my best friend and fellow illustrator Laura Logan for the opening... just WOW! And bonus! We met and had lunch with all the folks from Random House/Knopf that I have been working with - what a wonderful, fun group!! So many memories to treasure forever!

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Karen Henry Clark, author of Sweet Moon Baby has two author events this month. Wish I could go!

November 4, Friday at 10:30 AM
Barnes & Noble
HarMar Mall
2100 N. Snelling Ave.
Roseville, MN 55113

November 12, Saturday at !:00 PM
The Bookcase
607 E. Lake St.
Wayzata, MN 55391

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9. So much news to share!


Rosie Sprout receives a star from Publishers Weekly!

★ “An accomplished debut….Wortche possesses both a refreshing directness and a willingness to trust her readers… This impressive new author is well served by Barton (Mine!), whose digital classroom sketches convey a tumult of emotion and have just the right amounts of energy and vulnerability.”
Publishers Weekly, October 24, 2011

Thank you, PW!

Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine by Allison Wortche, pictures by Patrice Barton, Alfred A. Knopf, on sale Dec. 13, 2011

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MINE! was accepted into the Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibit 2011! Many Thanks to the jury! I’m delighted and honored and… okay, I cried a little bit when I heard the news. :) I traveled to NY with my best friend and fellow illustrator Laura Logan for the opening… just WOW! And bonus! We met and had lunch with all the folks from Random House/Knopf that I have been working with – what a wonderful, fun group!! So many memories to treasure forever!

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Karen Henry Clark, author of Sweet Moon Baby has two author events this month. Wish I could go!

November 4, Friday at 10:30 AM
Barnes & Noble
HarMar Mall
2100 N. Snelling Ave.
Roseville, MN 55113

November 12, Saturday at !:00 PM
The Bookcase
607 E. Lake St.
Wayzata, MN 55391

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10. Sweet Moon Baby Trailer!


Book trailer by Dan Prozinski / Durable Images Inc. Isn't it lovely? Dan is a freelance graphic artist, song writer and musician living in Minneapolis. He's also a friend of the author Karen Henry Clark, who asked him if he would be interested in making this trailer. So glad he said yes!

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11. Sweet Moon Baby Trailer!


Book trailer by Dan Prozinski / Durable Images Inc. Isn’t it lovely? Dan is a freelance graphic artist, song writer and musician living in Minneapolis. He’s also a friend of the author Karen Henry Clark, who asked him if he would be interested in making this trailer. So glad he said yes!

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12. come and meet Karen Henry Clark!


Come and meet the lovely author, Karen Henry Clark at a Sweet Moon Baby book signing! She'll read Sweet Moon Baby and talk about her experience of writing it. Also, there will be activities for children.

This Saturday, July 16th, 10:00 am.
The Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore
3054 Madison RoadCincinnati
OH 45209

For a little warm up before you meet Karen on Saturday:
click here for an inspiring interview with Karen on the blog Two Writing Teachers
and here for a terrific review of Sweet Moon Baby by Terry Hong of Bookdragon, of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.

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13. come and meet Karen Henry Clark!

Come and meet the lovely author, Karen Henry Clark at a Sweet Moon Baby book signing! She’ll read Sweet Moon Baby and talk about her experience of writing it. Also, there will be activities for children.

This Saturday, July 16th, 10:00 am.
The Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore
3054 Madison RoadCincinnati
OH 45209

For a little warm up before you meet Karen on Saturday:
click here for an inspiring interview with Karen on the blog Two Writing Teachers
and here for a terrific review of Sweet Moon Baby by Terry Hong of Bookdragon, of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.

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~ coming this June. Story by the wonderful Shutta Crum, published by Knopf. This was such a fun story to illustrate - toddlers, toys, troubles, triumphs and one puppy. Oh, and there are only two and one half words. And yes, one of the words is MINE!

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15. a new picture book~

 

~ coming this June. Story by the wonderful Shutta Crum, published by Knopf. This was such a fun story to illustrate – toddlers, toys, troubles, triumphs and one puppy. Oh, and there are only two and one half words. And yes, one of the words is MINE!

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16. warm wishes!












May the spirit of the season fill you with peace, love and joy.

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17. warm wishes!

May the spirit of the season fill you with peace, love and joy.

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18. Cynsations!

I have a guest post on the Cynsations blog today! You can check it out HERE. Thank you, Cynthia, for the opportunity to share my thoughts!

I was nervous about the guest post... just a skosh.


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19. a kindhearted panda...


One character from Sweet Moon Baby, by Karen Henry Clark.

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20. her journey begins...


from Sweet Moon Baby, by Karen Henry Clark.

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21. special delivery...

... an invitation for you!

Come and celebrate the release of Sweet Moon Baby
with the author, Karen Henry Clark!

This Sunday, November 14th, 2:00 pm.
891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN

I live 1,044 miles away, so I will be there in spirit only.
Hmm... unless I can hitch a ride with a peacock!

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22. Cynsations!

I have a guest post on the Cynsations blog today! You can check it out HERE. Thank you, Cynthia, for the opportunity to share my thoughts!

I was nervous about the guest post… just a skosh. :)

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23. special delivery…

... an invitation for you!

Come and celebrate the release of Sweet Moon Baby
with the author, Karen Henry Clark!

This Sunday, November 14th, 2:00 pm.
891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN

I live 1,044 miles away, so I will be there in spirit only.
Hmm… unless I can hitch a ride with a peacock!

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24. her journey begins…


from Sweet Moon Baby, by Karen Henry Clark.

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25. a kindhearted panda…


One character from Sweet Moon Baby, by Karen Henry Clark.

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