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2018 - Year in Review

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2018 - Year in Review

How did I end up here? I’m still somewhat dizzy from this whirlwind few months! I have a minute to find my feet, take a breath, and catch you all up with the latest happenings…Let’s begin with a tidy summary of last year.2018 Biz Year in ReviewJan- opened my Etsy shopFeb- ran a half marathon, completed @kristenbalouch illustration course, began Writing with the Stars mentorship with @briannehfarleyMar- 1st dummy attempts, building portfolio with BrianneApr- Exhibited at the Green Circle GalleryMay- began querying agents, Blueprint Show with Finch & Foxglove in NYC (@blueprintshows)June- SCBWI Orlando, Highlights: Getting to Know Your Picture...

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The Walter Dean Myers Grant - Thank you, WNDB!

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The Walter Dean Myers Grant - Thank you, WNDB!

I have really, really big news, friends. The We Need Diverse Books organization chose me as a recipient of one of their five Walter Dean Myers Grants! The grant will allow me to take two illustration courses, help me pitch my work to publishers, and work on my kids books. I’m so excited for 2019!Thank you, WNDB! And if you’ve never heard of Walter Dean Myers, check him out. He was a writer and a champion of literacy and African American representation in YA and children’s literature.I am deeply honored to have been considered for the award, and even more...

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