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Monday, April 23, 2012 8:30:05 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled The Power of Rosemary:
Denise said, "This weekend I attended the 2012 New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in Springfield, MA. I was totally surprised (and humbled) to be this year's recipient of the Rosemary Frye Award. What is that, you are..." more

Sunday, June 26, 2011 10:55:34 AM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Illustration Friday — Midsummer Night:
Denise said, "This is a self-promo piece I did a few years back."

Friday, October 16, 2009 9:32:46 AM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Art Exhibit at Holderness Library:
Denise said, "My artwork is currently being featured at the Holderness Library on Route 3 in Holderness, NH. Stop by and visit if you can. Included is at least one piece from each of my books, a few pieces for children magazines and other less seen pieces like..." more

Monday, October 12, 2009 11:04:56 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Illustration Friday — Flying:
Denise said, "This was created for Keene State College's Festival Gallery Collection Owl Project. It can be seen at Rhodes Hall on campus. It's called "Flying Lessons.""

Thursday, October 08, 2009 1:24:22 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled A Recent School Visit:
Denise said, "Last week I visited the children at Tuftonboro Central School. As the crow flies, Tuftonboro is maybe 10 miles away, but when you have to drive all around Lake Winnipesaukee to get there, it takes about an hour. It was a nice fall day and well worth..." more

Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:55:38 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled "Meet the Illustrators" Show at Hampstead Public Library:
Denise said, "My artwork will be shown among nine other children's book illustrators at the Hampstead Public Library in Hampstead, NH through the months of July and August. My illustration medium is sculpted paper, and one piece from each of my illustrated books..." more

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:39:47 AM
Denise Ortakales made friends with Lita and Dave Judge

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 9:56:54 AM
Denise Ortakales made friends with D. Dina Friedman

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 9:56:19 AM
Denise Ortakales made friends with S A Putnam

Friday, January 16, 2009 9:42:54 AM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled On Writing and Genealogy: Shaking the Family Tree:
Denise said, "I recently sold several articles to SCBWI (Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) for their Bulletin, on using genealogy when writing. The most recent, Keeping Those Characters in Line, appeared in the January/February 2009 issue. If..." more

Thursday, October 23, 2008 9:35:46 AM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled What Would You Do With Two Burros?:
Denise said, "New York Times posted a story of a Columbian elementary school teacher that packs up his two burros with books every weekend, and treks to a distant village in order to bring a little literacy and education to his area of the world. Brings new..." more

Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:05:22 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled See Our TV Splash:
Denise said, "My apologies—the technilogical aspects of posting this last weekend didn't work out, especially when your sweet husband forgets to pack the wireless card! Ah, well.We made it to Taunton, MA safely this year (last year was the road trip from hell)..." more

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:23:51 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled TV or Bust?:
Denise said, "We're taking the family on the road and leaving tonight (tomorrow morning actually) for Taunton, MA for the 2nd annual Taunton Swim-In. What is a Swim-In you ask? It's where Amphicar lovers converge on an unsuspecting lakeside community and invade..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:48:00 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Finally some ART!!!:
Denise said, "If you are like me, you've been wondering why no artwork has appeared on this page for ages. What can I say, I've had a lazy summer! This is a rough layout for a calligraphy course assignment I'm working on. I was not too concerned about making..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:48:00 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled My Snowflake for Robert's Snow:
Denise said, "I have finally finished my snowflake for Robert's Snow. I decided to do a flower because my mother loves flowers and she is a cancer survivor of over 20 years. So this poinsettia is dedicated to her. Love you Mom!"

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:48:00 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Writing Update:
Denise said, "BON VOYAGEToday is the day that I send in my "Ocean Mary of Londonderry" manuscript to my publisher. Back on the research trail, I've been traveling around the state to various libraries and historical societies tracking down those elusive pieces of..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:48:00 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Visiting Our Nation's Capital:
Denise said, "Last week, my family and I visited Washington, DC. We had never been before so it was truly a treat. We gave our legs a workout that they have not had in a looooong time!We visited most of the sites—Jefferson Memorial to the left (kind of looks..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:48:00 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Shall we give this another try?:
Denise said, "For two years I've been promising to post something on my blog! Two years! So what have I been up to, you ask? (I know you didn't but thanks for playing along.) Let's see, family wise, one son has moved on to college, and another onto middle school...." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:48:00 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Update part deux!:
Denise said, "Robert's SnowIt's that time of year again and here is my humble snowflake this year. This side has a three-dimensional Christmas tree with little yellow stars, and red and blue ornaments. The background is watercolor. I've attached little floating..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:48:00 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled The Copyright Office goes Electronic!:
Denise said, "This is cool—I signed up to be a beta-tester for the copyright office's new electronic registration system. After I input my login name and password, I was directed to a series of screens asking for the typical information. When I was done, I..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:48:00 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled JoNoWriMo+1.5:
Denise said, "It's that time of year again. Based on National Novel Writing Month, JoNoWriMo+1.5 is a little less intense and a lot more fun. It's run by the very clever Jo Knowles. Head on over there if you're ready to commit to completing your writing for..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:48:00 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled New at the Gallery:
Denise said, "This piece is new for me at the gallery. I hung it the other day in their new Holiday section. It's a piece I did a few years ago for a paper company. They sent me a box full of their shiny, fuzzy, bumpy, see-through, glittery paper and asked me to..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:47:59 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled More on Robert's Snow:
Denise said, "A few weeks ago I attended to reception at Child at Heart Gallery for the Robert's Snow display. I met up with old friends Ilene Richard and Mary Newell DePalma. Here they are chatting outside the gallery. Both are very talented and ironically (or..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:47:59 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Orphaned Works is Back! Act Now!:
Denise said, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water!What's an Orphaned Work?Any intellectual property that has been abandoned by its creator, either through neglect or death. What's the Big Deal?Large corporations (Microsoft, Hearst, Google)..." more

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:47:59 PM
Denise Ortakales wrote a blog post titled Orphaned Works Update:
Denise said, "Members of IPA, and associates working with them, met with congressional leaders in DC last week. It sounds as if a few are starting to get it. But we're not out of the woods yet.Here's a link to an Op-Ed piece published in the New York Times last..." more