Philadelphia library visit!
The Goodreads Giveaway is over. Congratulations to the winners! Your copies of Darcy's First Sleepover are on their way to you!
More info here: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/107317
It's Summer! Time for Free Library of Philadelphia outdoor events! Watch This Space!
I'm giving away 4 signed copies of Darcy's First Sleepover --
"... a sensitive, empathetic look at one girl’s first sleepover success." -BookPage
(Quote from BookPage. Read the entire review of Darcy's First Sleepover here: https://bookpage.com/reviews/26403-julie-fortenberry-darcys-first-sleepover-childrens#.YMk7VS1h0hc)
A Booklist review for 'Darcy's First Sleepover' :)
Darcy's First Sleepover is "a gentle, confidence-boosting volume about a common milestone." Publisher's Weekly --
A lovely review from Kirkus for Darcy's First Sleepover
Updates for Darcy's First Sleepover here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/darcysfirstsleepover/
Sketches for Darcy's First Sleepover-- https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250755902
"A gently reassuring picture book about the milestone of a first sleepover, for fans of The Invisible String by Patrice Karst and Wemberly Worries by Kevin Henkes."
Can you imagine how you might illustrate a story? Which words require pictures? Most people have never imagined what a picture book story tells you without the illustrations. If you illustrated the book what would your characters look like? Before I read a picture book, I like to read a page or two without showing the illustrations.
I usually show a simple craft or drawing project between each book, to encourage kids to make their own characters.
Now, if you are writing the story, how do you start? Pirate Boy, by Eve Bunting illustrates the “What If?” type of storytelling , so I show a helpful template that I hope inspires kids to write their own stories.
In person full day (four half hour presentations) is $1600.
One half hour virtual visit is $350.
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On Nov. 27th you can buy my mixed media illustration and help raise $ for the 2 Democratic candidates for Senate, and Stacey Abrams's group FAIR FIGHT ACTION.
Our future hangs on winning the critical runoff elections in Georgia. For the Biden administration to make meaningful changes they need a Senate majority, so The Pen and Ink Brigade* is having a GEORGIA ON MY MIND fundraiser to help!
This Instagram fundraiser starts November 27th, 9:00 AM EST and ends November 29th, 9:00 PM EST--in time for folks to get HOLIDAY GIFTS! It is an opportunity for people to make a donation to help with the critical Georgia Senate runoff elections + get a piece of original art – a TWOFER!! The minimum donation for the art is $200.
The list of participating artists is still growing, and beloved picture book creators, New Yorker cartoonists, renowned illustrators, textile artists, photographers and more! More info coming soon!
*While we intentionally highlight women, we invite gender marginalized, trans, and non-binary artists to work with us in community. Visit @penandinkbrigade on Nov. 27 to see the exhibit!
stay tuned..... 🍑
This Instagram art sale starts November 27th, 9:00 AM EST and ends November 29th, 9:00 PM EST. All funds will go to support the two Democratic candidates for Senate, Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, as well as Stacey Abrams's group FAIR FIGHT ACTION. Follow me on instagram to find out more -- https://www.instagram.com/fortenberryillustration/
I made a short trivia video for the Mercer County Library System in NJ. Like a lot of libraries they are working to bring virtual visits to kids during these Covid times. The library system is compiling a variety videos by authors and illustrators for their Youtube channel and their patrons. Please watch!
Support the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Buy a copy of PEARL GOES TO PRESCHOOL here: https://www.scbwi.org/scbwibookstop-display/?id=692218
And to receive a free book plate, send me note here: https://www.juliefortenberry.com/contact
I have another new book planned for 2021! Many thanks to Tracy Gates and Steven Chudney.
Bidding begins Sunday, September 27th, for the 5th Annual Plum Creek Online Art Auction! 200 works of art are being auctioned off to support the continuing the festival's high quality programming throughout 2021 and many years to come. 100% of the proceeds benefit the festival. Bid high, bid often, and share widely!