Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color – Amazing Book and New Tattoo!

Tattoo in Progress by Jeremy Switzer from Optic Nerve Arts Tattoo in Portland, Oregon. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

I fell in love with “Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color” the moment I checked it out from the library and read it to my son. Being an illustrator, the concept of a girl named, Swatch, who tries to tame color by collecting each one in a jar, spoke volumes to me.

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Harry Potter-Themed Baby Shower! Part Two

Finished Howlers. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

What would a Harry Potter-themed Baby Shower be without decorations?

After I had finished all of the prizes for the “Adopt A Magical Creature” table (See Part One for what Harry Potter creatures I made and where to get the DIY patterns/instructions), it was time to get to work on my portion of the decorations!

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Author and Illustrator Finally Meet!

J.H. Winter and K. Kibbee

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore series author, K. Kibbee, and illustrator, J.H. Winter, finally meet!

The Theodore series has been in the making for over a year now as a project that Kristine Kibbee wrote for Incorgnito Publishing Press’ company mascot. After the first book was written and in the editing stages, it was time to find an illustrator for the series.

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Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore Book One Has Hit the Shelves!

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore is out on paperback! Photo Credit - J.H. Winter

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore is out on paperback!

The first copies are being shipped out as we speak! You can grab your own copy of this wonderful book, written by author, K. Kibbee, on Amazon or Barnes and Noble booksellers.

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Illustration Project Update and Materials Used

My Illustration Supplies - Photo by J.H. Winter

It feels great to finally be able to give you all an update on my progress with the illustrations I’ve been working on for the first book in a planned series of Corgi fantasy books (middle grade, ages 7-10) by author, K. Kibbee. I spoke more about this project when I made the announcement that I am illustrating a book series.

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Becoming a Beta Reader

Photo credit: Bunches and Bits {Karina} via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

I was invited to beta read by author, Dan Alatorre, for his upcoming book, The Navigators. This book is about a group of archeologists who stumble upon a time machine buried deep beneath the ground at a mine in central Florida. Relationships are tested. People get hurt. Questions are answered about what happens when something of such value is discovered by the masses. In this fast-paced read, Dan doesn’t let his reader’s minds wander. He keeps us running from one scene to the next, trying to help the character’s figure out the best way to turn.

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Audiobooks : Narrator, Davina Porter

Davina.Porter copy

The moment I started listening to the audiobook, Blackbringr, the first in Laini Taylor‘s Middle Grade Fantasy series, Faeries of Dreamdark, I was introduced to the many voices of Davina Porter. The voices she used for each of the characters were meticulously crafted and delivered with artful precision. They truly brought the story to life.

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