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Dylan Cuffy17,642#WhatLiesAground And...welcome to another edition of Fab 2, where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. Can't believe it's only been four days since the last update!Just so you know, I have 17,600+ followers/1,000,000+ page views at this writing (per +CircleCount). Point of no return, isn't it? (Especially since I linked up my feed to Bloglovin' early this morning.)Time to say hello to these newest additions:• +Anthony Long (founder of Tsū, the new social service; doesn't use G+, but is a honorary member of my network)• +Amelia Sides (owner of the Writing Pit)• +Rebekkah Niles (from whom I shared a beginner's guide to writing book synopses earlier this week)• +Eustacia Tan (who introduced me to +Amazon.com's WriteOn last month)• +Kimi Arista, +Micha Fire, and +Amy Knepper (whom Ms. Tan mentioned in her WriteOn post)• +All my + (whose post backlog feature is serving me well as I prepare this list; along with CircleCount, they are the only big players in town when it comes to G+ stats these days. Say, is anyone planning to resurrect Google Plus Suomi anytime soon—and buy back the domain?)• +Stephan Klimmeck (who keeps track of circle creators; you can thank +P. Mehta for bringing him to my attention. Here's hoping this update is enough for Mr. Klimmeck to add me to his next one.)• +Rex Dow (who shows up on Tsū very often)• +2014-11-15 20:50:13400307
Dylan Cuffy15,774#WhatLiesAground Time for another edition of Fab 2, where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. Can't believe the last update was only five days ago!So many new ones, so little time; should've made a list so I didn't lose track. So as always, a special shout-out to those from my watchlist (which I cleared today):• +Moan Lisa (out of Iowa)• +Brian Gill (tip of the hat to ya!)• +Ashley Stuart (circle curator, just like Lisa)• +Tim Lyden (out of Oregon; greetings from Waterbury, CT!)• +OPhelia Marie (Dominica's Lady of Song)• +James Gunn (from +Guardians of the Galaxy)• +Ryan Schultz (the inspiration for my Top 10 Relevant group, along with +Aaron Crocco)• +Shawn Manaher (book marketing coach)• +Debbie Ohi (another children's author)• +Anthrocon (furries know their name)• +VLC (the open-source player)And saying hello to my newest finds (both furries as well): +Marshall Fox (fursuit fan) and +Jacob Bridenbecker (dragon as fursona). Along with:• +2014-10-17 17:50:44300002
Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
John Nuntiatio37,602#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health2014-06-04 06:47:14389536
Richard Heby748Hey Poetry People, It's A Circle About Poetry, People!Hi all! This is a circle of poets, poetry readers, poetry lovers, and sharers of poetry! I've included haiku writers, sonnet sharers, assonance aficionados, kings of rhyme, and more! You'll find some interesting posts about poetry if you add this circle! Add this circle if you've loved poetry forever, or if you want to learn more!If you want to be included in this circle or later circles then just follow these 5 simple steps:1. Give this post a plus one!2. Comment on this post, saying something you like about poetry3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. ...and most importantly— reshare this circle to your followers or to the public!2014-02-09 22:22:112038411
J.J. Truth Warrior308Poets#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:13:12221003
CK Wylde1,228A Circle Share Of Crazy People - Also Known As WritersI've not really shared circles before but every time +Brian Buckley does it I end up with fantastic new people in my feed.  So I thought I would share my writer's circle with you all. In it you will find  a bunch of G+ Writers and people who have to do with writers (publishers for instance).  WarningI tried this a little earlier and had a couple of people say they couldn't see the people in the circle. If you can't please let me know, I'm trying to figure out why that might be happening. Also, if you happen to know why that happens I am all ears.If you want to be included in this circle, also plese let me know.  #writers   #circleshare   #circles  2013-11-18 20:32:284401519
Bearman Cartoons46,344Active Cartoonists on G+I realized that when +CircleCount used an old circle share of cartoon folks on G+ that many were no longer active (and a few were into cartoons but not cartoonists)So here is the updated circle.  You will find some good people in here.  If you are following me and should be in this circle, let me know.Thx2013-07-18 16:43:143136511
CircleCount46,905*The Cream of the Crop of January 2013What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hundreds of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:December 2012: http://goo.gl/bPL5KNovember 2012: http://goo.gl/LSQjcOctober 2012: http://goo.gl/ohdceSeptember 2012: http://goo.gl/ie3VNAugust 2012: http://goo.gl/5vUUPJuly 2012: http://goo.gl/oAemEJune 2012: http://goo.gl/YZt1yMay 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92013-02-10 20:33:32261381443
Gary McLaren697For #followfriday   I'm sharing a circle of key people I recommend and follow on Google Plus who provide great advice on #indiepublishing   #epublishing  and #bookmarketing  . The majority are very active here (with only a few included who are not yet as active on Google Plus as they are elsewhere).  My intention is to keep this as a relatively small circle of industry experts who provide a steady stream of on-topic material. Enjoy! #writing   #amwriting   #publishing   #pubtip  2013-02-01 21:20:022919315
Vago Damitio8,732Creative Circle #5 of 11 or was it #4 Crap.Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 23:35:21143000
Ian Herndon8,223Shared Circle Time! - G+ Community Moderators (4 of x)Re-Share to help moderators easily connect with one another!Now that Google has launched Communities there has been a ton of activity by people to create communities relating to their interests, join ones created by others, and meet other creators in an effort to learn more and more new ways to build and contribute to G+ Communities. +Community Moderators is an example of a page/community dedicated specifically to having a single place where all moderators can join in discussion around just that.I have been hard at work creating Circles that consist of Community Moderators and Owners only. My hope is to be able to help others expand their network of friends to also include like minded people dabbling in the Community space too. In the near future I intend to eventually group these moderator circles into smaller more targeted ones tailored to specific interests. So with that said, here's our circles!G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (1 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/ETe6deLAMq2G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (2 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/7i2DXeQpknnG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (3 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/j1rsi9YGGVgG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (4 of x) - 1/12/2013https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/VFUjZcifXPQ#Community   #Moderators   #Owners   #Communities   #Circle   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare2013-01-12 15:28:345005210
Jennifer Williams15,452Happy All Hallow's Eve AND #nanowrimo  Eve! Here's the Geeky-Sexy circle of NaNo'ers - a tribe of writers focused on science, science fiction and fantasy. Want to be added? Just leave a comment. I'll share again tomorrow with additions. 2012-11-01 02:00:4686505
M Monica0Circle of Writers (NaNoWriMo) and those who enjoy writing on Plus. Add these folks if you also enjoy writing, or working online. If you want to be included, add your name in the comments, and reshare. I'd like to bring this circle back up to its original size, 500 people. I lost some folks about 6 months ago.  #SharedCircles   +Shared Circles on G+ +Best Shared Circle +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles of Google+ Pages  #NaNoWriMo  2012-10-20 14:13:462631626
Anna Mannino2,231Whether you have told me you write, or you participated in #NaNoWriMo last year, this is my circle of writers. Strangely only 500 people can be shared at a time, so this is only most of you.If you'd like to be in my writers circle, let me know. I mostly post around and about NaNoWriMo stuff. I try to also do a lot of hangouts to help those who need the support of a local meetup but can't make their local meetups for whatever reason, or just prefer talking to strangers on the internet as opposed to strangers in a coffee house. (Whatever, I don't judge).2012-10-02 04:30:31501501
Paul Stickland11,388A Children's Book CircleFor those of us in the Children's Book World, or for those of us who love all things Children's Book here is my Children's Book Circle.If you would like to be included or know anyone who should be, please do comment below.Welcome to +Emma Chichester Clark  and +Sally Grindley, both fine exponents of this most important art!#childrensbooks #art   #illustrators   #illustration #authors2012-09-25 11:59:126415010
Don Sturgill57This Writer's Circle probably needs to be edited, but it's a start. Do you have a list of favorite writers on Google+ to share? Please do.2012-08-27 20:46:3870000
Shamil Weerakoon10,108THE GOOGLE PLUS "F1" DIRECTORY680 Posts - 151 ContributorsThe Google+ "F1" Directory is a collection of posts published by G+ users on the network itself. These posts are more into the categories such as #googleplustips , #googleplustutorials , #googleplushelp , etc. The list is made up on a SpreadSheet; powered by Google Docs.The directory can be accessed using two TABS categorized by the TITLE of the post, and by the AUTHOR of the Post.Links you can Access the Directory :           HTML VIEW : http://goo.gl/3YyFv           PDF VIEW : http://goo.gl/C9dPZ           GOOGLE SPREADSHEET : http://goo.gl/hkM5d This CIRCLE consists of both people and pages that have contributed to the directory at-least by ONE post. They are WORTH-CIRCLING, as they could help any user with most of the issues, guidelines, and many more.A very special THANKS to all of these who have made the directory a beautiful one.2012-08-10 14:25:31151404851
Bearman Cartoons17,084This is my Cartoonist/Webcomic Circle.  Tons of talented folks.  Some very active on G+...some I wish more  Check them out and add some to your daily reads.2012-08-03 02:09:014574112
John Ward4,478This is my shared circle for people who enjoy reading comics. If you'd like to join, add the circle yourself and leave a comment on this post. I'll respond back to you individually when I have added you to the group.2012-05-20 18:13:4988205
Diego Green506Creatives CircleFirst circle I've ever shared. You will never find a more wretched awesome hive of artist-types and wordsmiths. You must be cautious.2012-01-12 19:34:42160203
Mike Elgan339,488Flying Circle: Hangout innovators!The Flying Circle is my shiny new weekly hangout featuring some of the most interesting, brilliant and talented people on Google+. It's live every Thursday at 9am Pacific in the US (17:00 GMT). In the first episode, I invited the most innovative users of Google+ hangouts I could find. (Nearly all of them suggested by G+ users who circle me.) The complete list is in this shared circle. To circle all of them, which I highly recommend, please click "Add circle" below. And please share this post with all YOUR circles. Only a small number of these hangout innovators were able to join for the live hangout. However, they're all great people to circle -- especially if you're interesting in learning what's possible with hangouts. Unfortunately, due to user error (I screwed up), I didn't set up my YouTube account to accept videos longer than 15 minutes, so it's likely that the recording of this amazing hangout was lost. Google is working on it, but from what I've since learned such loss was common for early users of Hangouts On Air, and to date none has yet been recovered. Here are links that refer to resources mentioned during the hangout: http://www.datamation.com/networks/why-googles-hangouts-is-a-whole-new-medium-1.htmlhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/102898672602346817738/posts/JVSaXV8nEEihttps://plus.google.com/u/0/116601386475273901307/posts/gfLGBj2ZEy7https://plus.google.com/u/0/104672614700283598130/posts/1ULqLb7GnMshttps://plus.google.com/u/0/104328553869453938019/posts/8BNmXCuyNq2Collapse this post2012-01-06 16:07:1835242833
Paul Stickland1,563Greetings to all you Children's Book lovers, authors, illustrators, editors, designers, publishers, librarians and booksellers!It's time to share the new all singing and dancing Children's Book Circle!As ever, a compendium of the best in Children's Books here on google plus!If you would like to be added, please leave a comment below and I will pop you in!It's been an interesting year for children's books, so here's looking forward to an amazing 2012!2011-12-30 15:18:381221703
Bud Hoffman1,604Want good content?Here are some folks that just might interest you!Did I also mention +Cory Conley is included in this circle?+Shared Circles on G+2011-12-26 04:47:57138723
Tetsuya Kitahata9,540Japan Lovers CircleCurrent total members: 720 (+Japan++ has over 1400) #SharedCircles #Lovers #Free #Ticket #To #Japan #Re-share #+1 #Recommended #Japanese (Updated: 14:25:00 11th December 2011 (UTC+0900))+Tetsuya Kitahata writes:I have created a circle in Google Plus, named "Japan Lovers (Japanophilia)" in order to detect who are real Japan Lovers and I might think that I could recommend to the Government of Japan to free-ticket to Japan (Planned in 2012). Please +1 to this post or leave a note as a comment. Thank you in advance. -- THIS IS A POWERFUL CHALLENGE!! (Please make sure that you are keeping @Tetsuya Kitahata on your circle(s) , in order to be here.)cf. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2011/10/10000-free-round-trip-tickets-to-japan/# OF COURSE, People who live in Japan, genuine Japanese people would be appreciative, as well.# RE-SHARING, +1, AND REPORTING TO ME WOULD BE ALSO RECOMMENDED!! GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS WILL LET YOU GET THE FREE-TICKET MORE EASIER!! This is So Called "Google Way" !!Aye? then Press +1 or leave comments or re-share this. TIA. Please show me your passions towards "Japan"!By the way, I received a simple question. "I do not want me to be categorized in this circle, but I know that I can help +Tetsuya Kitahata because I have so much followers who really want to dive into this circle. What should I do?" -- +Tetsuya Kitahata 's answer: "The best way" would be -- "Re-Share this post and Leave a comment 'I am not in this category but I am supportive, so re-shared!" This comment can be soon detected. From Japan With Love. - +Tetsuya Kitahata ----P.S.I need your help (re-sharing this post would be the best), If we can gather much more than 5,000 - I think that more people can be invited by the Government of Japan. Thank you in advance. Yours!!Whether you are listed or not listed, I recommend you ALL (Japan Lovers) to press "+1" plus re-sharing. This (action) improves relationships with me (Tetsuya) immediately and finally eases you to go (come) to Japan. It's so called "Google Way". :) --- ah, if you want to improve the score severely, please "invite" kitahata@gmail.com to Google+ . Try it! It's Google+!Also, can you expect the recommendations from "Unfollowing" person? -- so, recommend you ALL (Japan Lovers) to add me (= Tetsuya) into your circle, Ah, TRIPLE Combo (+1, Re-Sharing and Commenting) would be perfect, needless to say :) -- and importing the list would be also highly recommendable because this has full of Japan Lovers -- tendencies, hobbies etc. would be similar as a matter of course!c.f.Tetsuya's Circle Lists (Shortcuts Created) : http://wik.jp/circles+Tetsuya Kitahata writes:Japan Lovers: http://wik.jp/japanEnka Lovers: http://wik.jp/enkaJPOP Lovers: http://wik.jp/j-popAnime Lovers: http://wik.jp/animeManga Lovers: 2011-12-11 05:27:35500235
Brian Spencer St. John20Here is my shared Artists & Illustrators CircleBe assured, I’ve combed through this Circle#artists #illustrators #circle2011-12-10 19:04:44224412
Charles Dowd (CDowd)3,062Support Independant Comic CreatorsA circle of indie creators including Cheese Circle Curator and writer +Dale Lazarov among others.2011-12-02 00:47:28474361112
Richard Cosgrove214Films & TV shared circleI've added people to this shared circle from +Cherie Lawrence's and +Douglas Brown's filmmaker shared circles, and removed profiles that have been silent for the past 2 months.If you'd like adding, or removing, please leave a comment.2011-11-10 00:35:18239102
Hermano Geoff3,394Authors and Writers Who Brighten My Day For Circle Share Sunday you'll love your stream by circling these great word-painters.2011-11-06 17:47:13166212
matthew rappaport14,140ARTISTS OF G+You want ART?! Here's a MEGA mix of all kinds of art, artists and creative+ Art, Photography, Cartoons, Music, Comics, Movies, TV, Web Content, Youtube, Comedy & more!!! #art #photography #artists[I haven't nailed found everyone who has done some kind of art but definitely feel free to say hi in the comments and let me know your PASSION!]2011-11-04 10:57:15312191020
Elizah Kirt36I think this is the largest NaNoWriMo circle I have seen!2011-11-01 21:11:40501613
Anna Mannino (GoNoAMMo)213This is my current count of the NaNoWriMo challengers this year. I know there are more of you!Remember, there will be an ongoing Google+ hangout the entire month, as well as live streaming, you can pop in and out as needed and get a support group for your Novel no matter what you're writing about!Let me know if you would like to be added in. ^_^Anna Mannino shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 20:54:004541843
Alan Lodge0Hi G+been working on a writers circle for a while not all pro writers buy any means, some have added to the #writersblock project. If you have any interest in writing pro or other wise would like to add you to this circle, check it out.Battlesbridge Mill shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 16:19:58231732
Hermano Geoff2,851Circle Share Sunday - The Write StuffIf you love words and written art these "Active Writers and Authors" will inspire, engage, and make your writing better!Hermano Geoff shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 15:04:401651063
0In case your looking to amp up your G+ feed with some writers/interesting people, Dig through here and find some, Or Add them all!Trevor Jones shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 17:11:5343000
Tetsuya Kitahata4,857Otaku United(Ouch!)As Of 2011/Oct/29 04:34:30 (GMT+0900)Tetsuya Kitahata shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 19:34:473481747
Tetsuya Kitahata4,780Manga LoversAs Of 2011/Oct/27 10:00:00 (JST)Aye? then Press +1 or leave comments or re-share this. TIA. Please show me your passions towards the "Manga"!By the way, I received a simple question. "I do not want me to be categorized in this circle, but I know that I can help +Tetsuya Kitahata because I have so much followers who really want to dive into this circle. What should I do?" -- +Tetsuya Kitahata 's answer: "The best way" would be -- "Re-Share this post and Leave a comment 'I am not in this category but I am supportive, so re-shared!" This comment can be soon detected.== Re-share highly recommended, +1 as well ==P.S. Japan Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/LvvFTWZyHs6 Manga Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/Ac6gYfWtmGK Video Game Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/T1ts2ntXJry J-POP Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/gqAKeUUv8vV Enka Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/514sng7gk47 Anime Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/E4kPRvrgHEoTetsuya Kitahata shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 01:04:2626527642
Matthew Graybosch58This is my writers circle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.Matthew Graybosch shared a circle with you.2011-10-25 19:14:4577401
Kimberly Froiland0I am really starting to love google+. This is one of my crazy-big NaNoWriMo circles. If I have included you in this fantastic group and you don't want to be here, please let me know so I can move you to a more appropriate circle.Kimberly Froiland shared a circle with you.2011-10-24 14:30:535001514
Mike Manz0Here is my current NaNoWriMo circle. Re-share and spread the love.Mike Manz shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 09:02:51454902
Charles Dowd (CDowd)2,117Indie comic/webcomic creators. Support indie talent!Charles Dowd shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 17:37:004788513
Charles Dowd (CDowd)2,117I follow lots of writers. Both indie and pro.Charles Dowd shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 17:35:43277613
Jon Evans104a circle of artistJon Evans shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 02:05:08501443
Kris Courtney2,408A great collection of talent - Bless you ...Kris Courtney shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 16:40:43475001
Douglas Brown404Sharing my filmmakers and film circle.Douglas Brown shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 12:26:031721233
Brittany Constable0Here, have some WriMos! My word, this circle has gotten big beyond all sense. Protip: Having trouble coping with being circled by mass amounts of people? Create a Pending circle and sort through them at your leisure! Thanks to +Kathie Leung for the advice.Brittany Constable shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 17:01:424391001
Elizabeth Marcellin21Writers and Authors from all around the worldElizabeth Marcellin shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 13:45:54500204
Matthew Graybosch58This is my writers circle. You'll find a few published authors here, but I think most of the people here are like myself: unpublished, but working on it.Matthew Graybosch shared a circle with you.2011-10-05 15:19:14531001
John K2,644People who like comics or are involved in making them!John Kolsun shared a circle with you.2011-10-04 01:43:282086310
John K2,644People who like geek (interesting) things like movies, comics, video games, ect.John Kolsun shared a circle with you.2011-10-04 01:43:062501616

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Comic: Squirrel Writer Therapy.

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2014-10-08 21:16:59 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Have you guys seen children's book write/illustrator Akiko White 's amazing illustrations in CAKE? Also, check out all the yummy process photos showing how she made this image: http://akikowhite.com/www.akikowhite.com/Process.html

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Another comic about a little girl who loves to read. I've decided her name's Keiko. Haven't decided on the gender or name of the baby yet. :-) #Thanksgiving

Another comic about a little girl who loves to read. I've decided her name's Keiko. Haven't decided on the gender or name of the baby yet. :-) #Thanksgiving___

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2014-11-24 18:44:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

A new comic in honour of #PictureBookMonth! For more about Picture Book Month, visit the website at http://PictureBookMonth.com

A new comic in honour of #PictureBookMonth! For more about Picture Book Month, visit the website at http://PictureBookMonth.com___

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2014-11-13 14:32:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

A Happy Birthday post and a book dedication for my amazing Simon & Schuster Children's editor, Justin Chanda:
http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/11/13/a-happy-birthday-and-thank-you-to-my-simon-schuster-children.html

A Happy Birthday post and a book dedication for my amazing Simon & Schuster Children's editor, Justin Chanda:
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Comic: Squirrel Writer Therapy.

Comic: Squirrel Writer Therapy.___

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2014-11-12 15:09:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Another reason why you should always do backups.

Another reason why you should always do backups.___

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2014-11-11 15:10:35 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

You're never too old for picture books.

Just posted a new +Will Write For Chocolate  strip, inspired by Ame Dyckman's wonderful #PictureBookMonth  post today.

Ame's post: http://picturebookmonth.com/…/why-picture-books-are-import…/

If you like my Will Write For Chocolate strip, feel free to Like/follow the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WillWriteForChocolate
or the website: willwriteforchocolate.com

You're never too old for picture books.

Just posted a new Will Write For Chocolate strip, inspired by Ame Dyckman's wonderful #PictureBookMonth post today.
Ame's post: http://picturebookmonth.com/…/why-picture-books-are-import…/___You're never too old for picture books.

Just posted a new +Will Write For Chocolate  strip, inspired by Ame Dyckman's wonderful #PictureBookMonth  post today.

Ame's post: http://picturebookmonth.com/…/why-picture-books-are-import…/

If you like my Will Write For Chocolate strip, feel free to Like/follow the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WillWriteForChocolate
or the website: willwriteforchocolate.com

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2014-11-10 13:09:36 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I recently had a great conversation at the TD Canadian Literature Awards with illustrator Jan Dolby; both of us have multiple illustration styles. I told her that I've noticed my cute and happy illustrations always get way more Likes on FB than my darker/quirkier pieces, and I've been letting that influence the kind of doodles I create and post.

Friends who have known me the longest are familiar with my Edward Gorey-ish side (yes, I'm a huge fan!), and I've decided that while I'm still going to post my more joyful doodles, I'm no longer going to try suppressing my DarkerCreepyCute sketchy inclinations, even if they don't get as many Likes. 

Thanks, Jan, for the encouragement!

The attached doodle is one I did back in 2012 after watching Jeff play a game called Limbo. I love the spooky atmosphere and the little boy, but the game was a wee bit TOO... more »

I recently had a great conversation at the TD Canadian Literature Awards with illustrator Jan Dolby; both of us have multiple illustration styles. I told her that I've noticed my cute and happy illustrations always get way more Likes on FB than my darker/quirkier pieces, and I've been letting that influence the kind of doodles I create and post.

Friends who have known me the longest are familiar with my Edward Gorey-ish side (yes, I'm a huge fan!), and I've decided that while I'm still going to post my more joyful doodles, I'm no longer going to try suppressing my DarkerCreepyCute sketchy inclinations, even if they don't get as many Likes. 

Thanks, Jan, for the encouragement!

The attached doodle is one I did back in 2012 after watching Jeff play a game called Limbo. I love the spooky atmosphere and the little boy, but the game was a wee bit TOO creepy/scary for me to play.  Title of this piece: "Curiosity".

For those interested in my Daily Doodles, see http://DebbieOhi.com___

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2014-11-09 14:55:01 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Comic: Remember, there's more to a girl than just her word count. #NaNoWriMo.

Comic: Remember, there's more to a girl than just her word count. #NaNoWriMo.___

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2014-11-06 15:42:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

THRILLED to find out that +I'm Bored  is a Minnesota Star Of The North Picture Book Award nominee! Thanks veryvery much to those who nominated the book for the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. You can find out more about the award and the other nominees at: http://www.starofthenorthaward.org/

THRILLED to find out that +I'm Bored  is a Minnesota Star Of The North Picture Book Award nominee! Thanks veryvery much to those who nominated the book for the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. You can find out more about the award and the other nominees at: http://www.starofthenorthaward.org/___

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2014-11-04 20:28:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Posted Part 2 of "How WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? was created" series. This part includes a free downloadable thumbnail sketch template for picture book writers/illustrators: http://debbieohi.com/book-wamb-blog/2014/11/4/how-where-are-my-books-was-made-part-2-thinking-visually-wit.html

For those who missed Part 1 (coming up with a picture book ideas, including tips): http://debbieohi.com/book-wamb-blog/2014/7/22/how-where-are-my-books-was-made-part-1-coming-up-with-an-ide.html

Posted Part 2 of "How WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? was created" series. This part includes a free downloadable thumbnail sketch template for picture book writers/illustrators: http://debbieohi.com/book-wamb-blog/2014/11/4/how-where-are-my-books-was-made-part-2-thinking-visually-wit.html

For those who missed Part 1 (coming up with a picture book ideas, including tips): http://debbieohi.com/book-wamb-blog/2014/7/22/how-where-are-my-books-was-made-part-1-coming-up-with-an-ide.html___

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2014-10-28 18:13:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

COLOR PROOFS for Where Are My Books? have arrived!!!! And I confess I'm all weepy right now because I'm still absorbing the fact that after years and years (and years) of rejections, I'm actually going to be a children's book AUTHOR. Will write more about this later, but right now I need to get myself together so I can figure out if any color corrections are needed.

But, oh my gosh.

p.s. Synopsis (hint: mentions SQUIRRELS) and pre-order info:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Where-Are-My-Books/Debbie-Ridpath-Ohi/9781442467415

COLOR PROOFS for Where Are My Books? have arrived!!!! And I confess I'm all weepy right now because I'm still absorbing the fact that after years and years (and years) of rejections, I'm actually going to be a children's book AUTHOR. Will write more about this later, but right now I need to get myself together so I can figure out if any color corrections are needed.

But, oh my gosh.

p.s. Synopsis (hint: mentions SQUIRRELS) and pre-order info:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Where-Are-My-Books/Debbie-Ridpath-Ohi/9781442467415___

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2014-10-28 15:02:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

WOOHOOOOOOO, just found out that NAKED! is going to JAPAN!!!!! 

I am soooo curious about what the title is going to be...

More info about the book plus a free teacher's guide: http://DebbieOhi.com/naked

WOOHOOOOOOO, just found out that NAKED! is going to JAPAN!!!!! 

I am soooo curious about what the title is going to be...

More info about the book plus a free teacher's guide: http://DebbieOhi.com/naked___

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2014-10-22 12:35:56 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL #CAPSLOCKDAY, ALL! (plus YAY only 10 days until http://PictureBookMonth.com starts) 

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL #CAPSLOCKDAY, ALL! (plus YAY only 10 days until http://PictureBookMonth.com starts) ___

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2014-10-21 01:21:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

LOVE this reading of NAKED!, a picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by yours truly, out from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers earlier in this year. Thanks to Avoca West students Lindsay and Laila!

LOVE this reading of NAKED!, a picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by yours truly, out from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers earlier in this year. Thanks to Avoca West students Lindsay and Laila!___

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2014-10-20 13:51:13 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Happy Ontario Public Library Week! ‪#‎LibrariesInspire‬ And yes, it's also Toronto Fashion Week -- here's how you can celebrate BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. :-)

More about Canadian Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week: http://librarymonth.ca/

Happy Ontario Public Library Week! ‪#‎LibrariesInspire‬ And yes, it's also Toronto Fashion Week -- here's how you can celebrate BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. :-)

More about Canadian Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week: http://librarymonth.ca/___

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2014-10-09 13:25:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I've been so enjoying browsing various ‪#‎inktober‬ drawings online. Do check out my friend +Russ Cox's wonderful posts! I had to share his post today because I could SOOOOOOO see my younger self in this drawing, both for the awkward nerdiness plus the red balloon (as some of you already know, I have an obsession with red balloons).  The resemblance is completely coincidental, of course, because (sadly) Russ and I didn't know each other back then. Wish we did, though -- it would have been fun to hang out and jam together, Russ on banjo, me on flute.

Though who knows? Russ and I may still get a chance to jam together someday. (fingers crossed)

p.s. I'm still an awkward nerd, by the way. I'm just more subtle about it. 

Day 9 of the #inktober  challenge___I've been so enjoying browsing various ‪#‎inktober‬ drawings online. Do check out my friend +Russ Cox's wonderful posts! I had to share his post today because I could SOOOOOOO see my younger self in this drawing, both for the awkward nerdiness plus the red balloon (as some of you already know, I have an obsession with red balloons).  The resemblance is completely coincidental, of course, because (sadly) Russ and I didn't know each other back then. Wish we did, though -- it would have been fun to hang out and jam together, Russ on banjo, me on flute.

Though who knows? Russ and I may still get a chance to jam together someday. (fingers crossed)

p.s. I'm still an awkward nerd, by the way. I'm just more subtle about it. 

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2014-10-08 21:16:59 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Have you guys seen children's book write/illustrator Akiko White 's amazing illustrations in CAKE? Also, check out all the yummy process photos showing how she made this image: http://akikowhite.com/www.akikowhite.com/Process.html

Have you guys seen children's book write/illustrator Akiko White 's amazing illustrations in CAKE? Also, check out all the yummy process photos showing how she made this image: http://akikowhite.com/www.akikowhite.com/Process.html___

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2014-10-07 15:32:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Look what I just bought!!! I've been a fan of Denise Fleming 's work ever since I saw Denise demonstrate her pulp painting process at the SCBWI Illustrator Intensives a few years ago. Anyway: GO, SHAPES, GO! is a gorgeously illustrated early concept book with such a fun story.

You can find out more about Denise and her wonderful picture books at: http://www.denisefleming.com/ (she also offers free READ posters for download!)

More about the book (including review excerpts) on the S&S site: http://books.simonandschuster.com/…/Denise-Fl…/9781442482401

Look what I just bought!!! I've been a fan of Denise Fleming 's work ever since I saw Denise demonstrate her pulp painting process at the SCBWI Illustrator Intensives a few years ago. Anyway: GO, SHAPES, GO! is a gorgeously illustrated early concept book with such a fun story.

You can find out more about Denise and her wonderful picture books at: http://www.denisefleming.com/ (she also offers free READ posters for download!)

More about the book (including review excerpts) on the S&S site: http://books.simonandschuster.com/…/Denise-Fl…/9781442482401___

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2014-10-03 13:04:09 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Reading with paperclip bunnies for #inktober . Also posting my  #inktober  doodles on Instagram acct: http://instagram.com/inkygirl

Reading with paperclip bunnies for #inktober . Also posting my  #inktober  doodles on Instagram acct: http://instagram.com/inkygirl___

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2014-10-02 19:58:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Happy Canadian Library Month! Share your story of how libraries have inspired you and read how libraries have touched other lives at http://librarymonth.ca.

On Twitter, follow the Canadian Library Association at https://twitter.com/CLA_web
and the hashtags ‪#‎LibrariesInspire‬ and ‪#‎CanadianLibraryMonth‬.

Happy Canadian Library Month! Share your story of how libraries have inspired you and read how libraries have touched other lives at http://librarymonth.ca.

On Twitter, follow the Canadian Library Association at https://twitter.com/CLA_web
and the hashtags ‪#‎LibrariesInspire‬ and ‪#‎CanadianLibraryMonth‬.___

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2014-09-28 17:55:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

A bulldog for +emma d dryden, part of an art challenge for myself in which I asked people to suggest animals for me to draw in my Daily Sketch project. You can see links to past animals & people's suggestions here: http://debbieohi.com/doodle-ideas (plus how I choose).

Details on how I created this image at: http://debbieohi.com/home/2014/9/28/a-bulldog-for-emma-dryden.html

A bulldog for +emma d dryden, part of an art challenge for myself in which I asked people to suggest animals for me to draw in my Daily Sketch project. You can see links to past animals & people's suggestions here: http://debbieohi.com/doodle-ideas (plus how I choose).

Details on how I created this image at: http://debbieohi.com/home/2014/9/28/a-bulldog-for-emma-dryden.html___

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2014-09-26 13:14:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

 I am TOTALLY THRILLED for my friend +Hazel Mitchell who (with the help of the amazing Ginger Knowlton) has a book contract with Candlewick Press, who is publishing her book TOBY in Fall 2016. As some of you may recall, poor Toby got lost earlier this year but yaaaaay, got found again. Hazel is one of the hardest-working kidlit people I know, as well as one of the most positive, enthusiastic and supportive of the kidlit community. CONGRATS, HAZEL!!!!

Hazel writes: "' TOBY' FALL 2016, CANDLEWICK.
I have been BUSTING to tell you this news for AGES and AGES! Toby is doing somersaults! Can't wait to work with the FLIPPING wonderful Liz Bicknell at Candlewick Press. Thanks to my hard (tennis ball) hitting agent Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown for sorting out all the 'stuff'. And thanks to the universe for sending me Toby. I know hisa... more »

 I am TOTALLY THRILLED for my friend +Hazel Mitchell who (with the help of the amazing Ginger Knowlton) has a book contract with Candlewick Press, who is publishing her book TOBY in Fall 2016. As some of you may recall, poor Toby got lost earlier this year but yaaaaay, got found again. Hazel is one of the hardest-working kidlit people I know, as well as one of the most positive, enthusiastic and supportive of the kidlit community. CONGRATS, HAZEL!!!!

Hazel writes: "' TOBY' FALL 2016, CANDLEWICK.
I have been BUSTING to tell you this news for AGES and AGES! Toby is doing somersaults! Can't wait to work with the FLIPPING wonderful Liz Bicknell at Candlewick Press. Thanks to my hard (tennis ball) hitting agent Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown for sorting out all the 'stuff'. And thanks to the universe for sending me Toby. I know his already-hundreds-of-fans will be happy now and can stop asking when I'll be writing a book about him. I don't know what this is going to do to his ego.
Toby fans .. do please tell all your Toby fan friends! "

More info about Hazel: http://hazelmitchell.com/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/hazelgmitchell___

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2014-09-25 13:42:57 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Finished reading THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins. Such a fun story: mysterious, surreal, amusing. Thanks to Picador for sending me this graphic novel, which launches Oct.7th. I usually decline offered books (I don't consider myself a book reviewer plus my to-read pile is already huge) but I couldn't resist the title plus I love Stephen Collins's work.

Synopsis:
"THE JOB OF THE SKIN IS TO KEEP IT ALL IN...
On the island of Here, livin’s easy. Conduct is orderly. Lawns are neat. Citizens are clean shaven—and Dave is the most fastidious of them all. Dave is bald, but for a single hair. He loves drawing, his desk job, and the Bangles. But on one fateful day, his life is upended...by an unstoppable (yet pretty impressive) beard.
An off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a darkly funnymed... more »

Finished reading THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins. Such a fun story: mysterious, surreal, amusing. Thanks to Picador for sending me this graphic novel, which launches Oct.7th. I usually decline offered books (I don't consider myself a book reviewer plus my to-read pile is already huge) but I couldn't resist the title plus I love Stephen Collins's work.

Synopsis:
"THE JOB OF THE SKIN IS TO KEEP IT ALL IN...
On the island of Here, livin’s easy. Conduct is orderly. Lawns are neat. Citizens are clean shaven—and Dave is the most fastidious of them all. Dave is bald, but for a single hair. He loves drawing, his desk job, and the Bangles. But on one fateful day, his life is upended...by an unstoppable (yet pretty impressive) beard.
An off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a darkly funny meditation on life, death, and what it means to be different—and a timeless ode to the art of beard maintenance."

More about Stephen Collins: http://www.stephencollinsillustration.com/

Plus he's on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephen_collins
Info on the publisher's website: http://us.macmillan.com/thegiganticbeardthatwasevil/stephencollins

#giganticbeard___

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2014-09-20 17:53:51 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read: there are only children who have not found the right book." - Frank Serafini. I loved this quote so much that I turned it into a poster, with characters from Where Are My Books? (first sneek peek!! My editor gave me permission :-)). Feel free to download this and other print-ready posters and activity sheets from my "For The Love Of Reading" resource: http://debbieohi.com/read

"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read: there are only children who have not found the right book." - Frank Serafini. I loved this quote so much that I turned it into a poster, with characters from Where Are My Books? (first sneek peek!! My editor gave me permission :-)). Feel free to download this and other print-ready posters and activity sheets from my "For The Love Of Reading" resource: http://debbieohi.com/read___

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2014-09-18 13:13:24 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Toronto area FB friends who are attending The Word On The Street Toronto Festival this Sunday: I'll be reading Naked! as well as doing a drawing demo in the TD Children's Literature Tent at 12:30 pm -- do drop by and say hi! 

So much for both kids and grown-ups at WOTS. Young readers should also check out other programming at the TD Children's Literature Tent: http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto/whatson/childrensreading (including my friend Helaine Becker at 3:20 pm!)

Children's Activity Tent: http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto/whatson/childrensactivity

TVOKids Stage:
http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto/whatson/tvokids

Toronto area FB friends who are attending The Word On The Street Toronto Festival this Sunday: I'll be reading Naked! as well as doing a drawing demo in the TD Children's Literature Tent at 12:30 pm -- do drop by and say hi! 

So much for both kids and grown-ups at WOTS. Young readers should also check out other programming at the TD Children's Literature Tent: http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto/whatson/childrensreading (including my friend Helaine Becker at 3:20 pm!)

Children's Activity Tent: http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto/whatson/childrensactivity

TVOKids Stage:
http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto/whatson/tvokids___

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2014-09-12 20:08:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Thanks to Picador USA for sending me THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins. One of the best titles ever, and I can't wait to read it. Launches Oct.7th. More about the graphic novel and the author/illustrator at: http://www.stephencollinsillustration.com/

Thanks to Picador USA for sending me THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins. One of the best titles ever, and I can't wait to read it. Launches Oct.7th. More about the graphic novel and the author/illustrator at: http://www.stephencollinsillustration.com/___

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2014-09-12 13:16:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I hugged a book I love. Today I'm hugging THE BOUNDLESS by Kenneth Oppel. Lovelovelove this book: it has adventure, action, mystery, magic, Canadian history, compelling characters and a little bit of romance. You can find out more about Kenneth Oppel plus read excerpts and watch a trailer at http://kennethoppel.ca/

Today's my last #HugABookWeek post but the official end goes until Sept.14th. You can win a complete set of picture books from Simon & Schuster if you participate in the #HugMachine sweepstakes (it's not too late!): http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I hugged a book I love. Today I'm hugging THE BOUNDLESS by Kenneth Oppel. Lovelovelove this book: it has adventure, action, mystery, magic, Canadian history, compelling characters and a little bit of romance. You can find out more about Kenneth Oppel plus read excerpts and watch a trailer at http://kennethoppel.ca/

Today's my last #HugABookWeek post but the official end goes until Sept.14th. You can win a complete set of picture books from Simon & Schuster if you participate in the #HugMachine sweepstakes (it's not too late!): http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine___

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2014-09-11 12:31:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I'm going to hug a book I love. Today I'm hugging my ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG, FAT QUITTER, the debut novel by my MiG Writers critique partner, +Carmella Van Vleet. Which book are YOU going to hug today??

More about Carmella: http://www.carmellavanvleet.com/

More about Junior Library Guild selection, ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG FAT QUITTER as well as an excerpt: http://www.carmellavanvleet.com/mg---ya.html

More about Hug A Book Week (and #HugMachine):
http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine 

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I'm going to hug a book I love. Today I'm hugging my ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG, FAT QUITTER, the debut novel by my MiG Writers critique partner, +Carmella Van Vleet. Which book are YOU going to hug today??

More about Carmella: http://www.carmellavanvleet.com/

More about Junior Library Guild selection, ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG FAT QUITTER as well as an excerpt: http://www.carmellavanvleet.com/mg---ya.html

More about Hug A Book Week (and #HugMachine):
http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine ___

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2014-09-11 02:43:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Wrote a "Not Wanting To Finish A Really Really Good Book" song tonight.

Wrote a "Not Wanting To Finish A Really Really Good Book" song tonight.___

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2014-09-10 12:39:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I'm going to hug a book I love. Today I'm hugging MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS by my friend Eliza Wheeler. Which book are YOU going to hug today??

More about Eliza Wheeler: http://wheelerstudio.com/

More about Hug A Book Week (and #HugMachine):
http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine 

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I'm going to hug a book I love. Today I'm hugging MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS by my friend Eliza Wheeler. Which book are YOU going to hug today??

More about Eliza Wheeler: http://wheelerstudio.com/

More about Hug A Book Week (and #HugMachine):
http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine ___

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2014-09-09 12:35:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I'm going to hug a book I love. Today I'm hugging +Karen Krossing's  BOG. I'm lending the book to a friend right now so can't physically hug it, so decided to do an illustrated hug instead. :-)

Which book are YOU going to hug today??

More about Karen Krossing: http://karenkrossing.com/

More about Hug A Book Week (and #HugMachine):
http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I'm going to hug a book I love. Today I'm hugging +Karen Krossing's  BOG. I'm lending the book to a friend right now so can't physically hug it, so decided to do an illustrated hug instead. :-)

Which book are YOU going to hug today??

More about Karen Krossing: http://karenkrossing.com/

More about Hug A Book Week (and #HugMachine):
http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine___

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2014-09-08 17:46:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I'm going to hug a book I love. Today I'm hugging FOX AND SQUIRREL MAKE A FRIEND by my sister Ruth Ohi. Which book are YOU going to hug today??

More about my sister: http://RuthOhi.com

More about Hug A Book Week (and HUG MACHINE):
http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine

Every day this week as part of #HugABookWeek, I'm going to hug a book I love. Today I'm hugging FOX AND SQUIRREL MAKE A FRIEND by my sister Ruth Ohi. Which book are YOU going to hug today??

More about my sister: http://RuthOhi.com

More about Hug A Book Week (and HUG MACHINE):
http://pages.simonandschuster.com/hugmachine___

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2014-09-07 13:50:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I interviewed my friend +Cheryl Rainfield about her writing and publication process for STAINED (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) today on Inkygirl.com. Learn why Cheryl writes and edits her manuscripts by hand, why she changed from writing without outlines to writing with outlines, fascinating details on how she revises, how STAINED found a publisher, insights into cover design, GREAT tips for aspiring YA writers including recommended technique books.

For those in the Toronto area: Cheryl will be speaking about STAINED and signing copies (as well as of SCARS and HUNTED) at Chapters Scarborough at 2 pm on Saturday, Sept. 13th, 2014.

http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/9/7/interview-ya-author-cheryl-rainfield-on-writing-and-publicat.html

I interviewed my friend +Cheryl Rainfield about her writing and publication process for STAINED (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) today on Inkygirl.com. Learn why Cheryl writes and edits her manuscripts by hand, why she changed from writing without outlines to writing with outlines, fascinating details on how she revises, how STAINED found a publisher, insights into cover design, GREAT tips for aspiring YA writers including recommended technique books.

For those in the Toronto area: Cheryl will be speaking about STAINED and signing copies (as well as of SCARS and HUNTED) at Chapters Scarborough at 2 pm on Saturday, Sept. 13th, 2014.

http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/9/7/interview-ya-author-cheryl-rainfield-on-writing-and-publicat.html___

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2014-09-04 18:37:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

YAAAAAY, my copy of +Kelly Light's LOUISE LOVES ART just arrived!!!! Such a fabulous book. Wonderful art, funny/sweet/heartwarming story. Made me teary-eyed at the end. Lovelovelove.

YAAAAAY, my copy of +Kelly Light's LOUISE LOVES ART just arrived!!!! Such a fabulous book. Wonderful art, funny/sweet/heartwarming story. Made me teary-eyed at the end. Lovelovelove.___

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2014-09-04 13:56:58 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Added a print-ready "If you think reading is boring, you're doing it wrong" poster my For The Love Of Reading resource at http://debbieohi.com/read (where you can find other fun posters, reading logs, activity sheets for young people, etc.)

Despite a lot of searching online, I was unable to find the name of the original person who said this. Does anyone out there know?

Added a print-ready "If you think reading is boring, you're doing it wrong" poster my For The Love Of Reading resource at http://debbieohi.com/read (where you can find other fun posters, reading logs, activity sheets for young people, etc.)

Despite a lot of searching online, I was unable to find the name of the original person who said this. Does anyone out there know?___

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2014-09-03 13:58:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

One of my favourite Charles Ghigna quotes about picture books, from the  Picture Book Month website. 

For more info about Charles Ghigna (a.k.a. "Father Goose"): http://www.charlesghigna.com/

Picture Book Month website: http://picturebookmonth.com/

One of my favourite Charles Ghigna quotes about picture books, from the  Picture Book Month website. 

For more info about Charles Ghigna (a.k.a. "Father Goose"): http://www.charlesghigna.com/

Picture Book Month website: http://picturebookmonth.com/___

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2014-09-02 16:07:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Yay, my sister Ruth Ohi 's über-adorable FOX AND SQUIRREL MAKE A FRIEND just launched from Scholastic Canada!

Synopsis:

"Is there room for someone else in Fox and Squirrel's friendship?
Fox and Squirrel are the best of friends. But when Yellow Bird comes along, he and Squirrel frolic high up in the treetops where Fox can't reach. Fox feels like Squirrel doesn't need him anymore. Can Squirrel help Fox see that there's room in their friendship for another?

Ruth Ohi delivers another irresistible story about the adventures of two lovable friends, told through the same spare text and expressive watercolour illustrations as Fox and Squirrel. The simple text and joyful art together deliver a heart warming tale with a subtle but profound message about the strengths of friendship, loyalty, and acceptance."

Info about the... more »

Yay, my sister Ruth Ohi 's über-adorable FOX AND SQUIRREL MAKE A FRIEND just launched from Scholastic Canada!

Synopsis:

"Is there room for someone else in Fox and Squirrel's friendship?
Fox and Squirrel are the best of friends. But when Yellow Bird comes along, he and Squirrel frolic high up in the treetops where Fox can't reach. Fox feels like Squirrel doesn't need him anymore. Can Squirrel help Fox see that there's room in their friendship for another?

Ruth Ohi delivers another irresistible story about the adventures of two lovable friends, told through the same spare text and expressive watercolour illustrations as Fox and Squirrel. The simple text and joyful art together deliver a heart warming tale with a subtle but profound message about the strengths of friendship, loyalty, and acceptance."

Info about the book on Scholastic Canada's site: http://www.scholastic.ca/books/view/fox-and-squirrel-make-a-friend

More about my amazing sister and her work: http://www.ruthohi.com/___

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2014-08-28 13:44:14 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I continue to be in awe of you parents out there who manage to carve out time for your writing in the midst of taking care of children, household chores and (in some cases) a day job as well.

At a recent conference, several working parents told me how they were still struggling to find the time to write and illustrate. Having no children myself, I can't offer practical advice, but here are some tips and online resources which might help:

http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/8/28/finding-time-to-write-and-draw-tips-for-busy-parents.html

I continue to be in awe of you parents out there who manage to carve out time for your writing in the midst of taking care of children, household chores and (in some cases) a day job as well.

At a recent conference, several working parents told me how they were still struggling to find the time to write and illustrate. Having no children myself, I can't offer practical advice, but here are some tips and online resources which might help:

http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/8/28/finding-time-to-write-and-draw-tips-for-busy-parents.html___

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2014-08-27 13:40:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Kindle versions of the Judy Blume chapter books I illustrated are available starting TODAY!

Kindle versions of the Judy Blume chapter books I illustrated are available starting TODAY!___

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2014-08-26 16:51:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Teachers & Librarians: I've added more free print-ready activity sheets for classroom book recommendations, book reviews, book reading logs to my FOR THE LOVE OF READING resource page - http://debbieohi.com/read. Several of these are based on ideas from Donalyn Miller's excellent THE BOOK WHISPERER and READING IN THE WILD.

More info about Donalyn and her books: http://bookwhisperer.com/

For The Love Of Reading: http://debbieohi.com/read

Teachers & Librarians: I've added more free print-ready activity sheets for classroom book recommendations, book reviews, book reading logs to my FOR THE LOVE OF READING resource page - http://debbieohi.com/read. Several of these are based on ideas from Donalyn Miller's excellent THE BOOK WHISPERER and READING IN THE WILD.

More info about Donalyn and her books: http://bookwhisperer.com/

For The Love Of Reading: http://debbieohi.com/read___

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2014-08-23 14:35:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Thanks to my sister Ruth for recommending I read Cynthia Lord's RULES . Loved this book. What made the book for me: the main character, Catherine. She is entirely believable, funny and flawed, and I fell in love with her right away. HIGHLY recommended. See my blog post: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/8/23/just-finished-reading-rules-by-cynthia-lord.html

Here's a great interview with Cynthia about RULES on Cynsations, where she talks about having a son with autism and how she wanted to explore the unique dynamics that exist in a family that has a child with severe special needs. RULES was her first published book: http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.ca/2006/03/author-interview-cynthia-lord-on-rules.html

You can find out more about Cynthia at her website: http://cynthialord.com/rules.html

I recently bought her newest book, HALF A CHANCE, and... more »

Thanks to my sister Ruth for recommending I read Cynthia Lord's RULES . Loved this book. What made the book for me: the main character, Catherine. She is entirely believable, funny and flawed, and I fell in love with her right away. HIGHLY recommended. See my blog post: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/8/23/just-finished-reading-rules-by-cynthia-lord.html

Here's a great interview with Cynthia about RULES on Cynsations, where she talks about having a son with autism and how she wanted to explore the unique dynamics that exist in a family that has a child with severe special needs. RULES was her first published book: http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.ca/2006/03/author-interview-cynthia-lord-on-rules.html

You can find out more about Cynthia at her website: http://cynthialord.com/rules.html

I recently bought her newest book, HALF A CHANCE, and can't wait to read it!

More about the book on the Scholastic website: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/bookwizard/books-by/cynthia-lord

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More about the Nerdy Book Club/Donalyn Miller's Summer Book-A-Day Challenge:
http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/the-sixth-annual-book-a-day-challenge/

Archives of my #BookADay and Books I Read posts: http://inkygirl.com/bookaday/___

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2014-08-22 18:21:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Remembering Ray Bradbury, who would have been 94 today. Here's a song I wrote that was based on one of my favourite of his short stories, "The Rocket Man":

http://debbieohi.com/urban-tapestry/2012/3/29/homecoming-lyrics-based-on-a-ray-bradbury-short-story.html

Remembering Ray Bradbury, who would have been 94 today. Here's a song I wrote that was based on one of my favourite of his short stories, "The Rocket Man":

http://debbieohi.com/urban-tapestry/2012/3/29/homecoming-lyrics-based-on-a-ray-bradbury-short-story.html___

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2014-08-20 15:46:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I LOVE this potato puppet that librarian Katie Allen made with the help of others at the Garland County Library in Hot Springs, AR. She says the kids love I'm Bored (picture book written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by  yours truly) so much that they made the puppet for use during outreach visits and in-house programming. Apparently they love to read the part of the potato "in a grumpy Jersey accent." THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY.

I LOVE this potato puppet that librarian Katie Allen made with the help of others at the Garland County Library in Hot Springs, AR. She says the kids love I'm Bored (picture book written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by  yours truly) so much that they made the puppet for use during outreach visits and in-house programming. Apparently they love to read the part of the potato "in a grumpy Jersey accent." THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY.___

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2014-08-19 12:58:23 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

A new +Will Write For Chocolate (yes, finally). 

A disadvantage (and advantage) of e-books. http://inkygirl.com/wwfc/2014/8/19/a-disadvantage-and-advantage-of-e-book-readers.html___A new +Will Write For Chocolate (yes, finally). 

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2014-08-17 13:14:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I've been reading a ton lately but have been falling behind in my #BookADay posts (also trying to spend somewhat less time online, as I mentioned before). But I had to rave about Kenneth Oppel's THE BOUNDLESS (Simon & Schuster BFYR). Such a great read! I stayed up waaaay too late with Will Everett and his adventures. Plus after finishing the book, I was compelled to find out more about Canadian railway history. Highly recommended.

(I didn't find out until after I bought the book that Justin Chanda was the editor.(!))

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Synopsis:

"Will Everett has always wished for an adventure.

Little does he know his started the moment he boarded The Boundless. The longest, most glamorous locomotive in the world, it stretches more than eleven kilometres long and pulls an astounding 987 cars: passenger cars, shooting galleries, gardens, an... more »

I've been reading a ton lately but have been falling behind in my #BookADay posts (also trying to spend somewhat less time online, as I mentioned before). But I had to rave about Kenneth Oppel's THE BOUNDLESS (Simon & Schuster BFYR). Such a great read! I stayed up waaaay too late with Will Everett and his adventures. Plus after finishing the book, I was compelled to find out more about Canadian railway history. Highly recommended.

(I didn't find out until after I bought the book that Justin Chanda was the editor.(!))

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Synopsis:

"Will Everett has always wished for an adventure.

Little does he know his started the moment he boarded The Boundless. The longest, most glamorous locomotive in the world, it stretches more than eleven kilometres long and pulls an astounding 987 cars: passenger cars, shooting galleries, gardens, an onboard swimming pool, cinema and much more. But its maiden voyage won't be a smooth ride for Will. After witnessing a murder during a station stop, he barely makes it back onto the train (with a running leap!), then must work his way from the caboose forward to his father in first class - with the murderer and his cronies on his tail. Luckily, a clever and nimble friend is perfecting her act in The Boundless's circus car, and there the real thrill ride begins. Sasquatches, bog-dwelling hags and illusions abound in this outsized adventure aboard the Titanic of trains!"
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More about the book:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Boundless/Kenneth-Oppel/9781442472884

More about Kenneth Oppel:
http://www.kennethoppel.ca/

The gorgeous cover illustration and chapter heading art was done by Jim Tierney.

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More about the Nerdy Book Club/Donalyn Miller's Summer Book-A-Day Challenge:
http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/the-sixth-annual-book-a-day-challenge/

Archives of my #BookADay posts: http://inkygirl.com/bookaday/___

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2014-08-16 18:43:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Learn how to say "I'm bored" in 23 other languages (including Klingon!) plus find out how picture books get translated into other languages: http://debbieohi.com/bored-translate

Learn how to say "I'm bored" in 23 other languages (including Klingon!) plus find out how picture books get translated into other languages: http://debbieohi.com/bored-translate___

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2014-08-15 00:07:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

As some of you already know, I've been raising Sea-Monkeys as part of my research for illustrating SEA-MONKEY AND BOB by Aaron Reynolds (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2015) and blogging updates at http://debbieohi.com/book-seamonkey-blog/

Well, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I went upstairs this afternoon to find an empty aquarium and a note (see photo). My Sea-Monkeys have left me for greener pastures (bluer waters?). Ah, how I will miss my wee watery denizens: Micky, Peter, Nyarlathotep, Alan, Mary Margaret, Bilbo, Sojourner, Boris, Pochyk, Pippa, Sea Monkey Killing Unit #1, Tarquin, Brunhilda, Delphine, Monkey Doo, Brooke and Russell.

I do admit to a brief moment of suspicion that SMKU#1 forged the letter to cover up a heinous crime ... but then I remembered his poor penmanship. He could never have written this note.

Anyway, it looks as if my friend... more »

As some of you already know, I've been raising Sea-Monkeys as part of my research for illustrating SEA-MONKEY AND BOB by Aaron Reynolds (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2015) and blogging updates at http://debbieohi.com/book-seamonkey-blog/

Well, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I went upstairs this afternoon to find an empty aquarium and a note (see photo). My Sea-Monkeys have left me for greener pastures (bluer waters?). Ah, how I will miss my wee watery denizens: Micky, Peter, Nyarlathotep, Alan, Mary Margaret, Bilbo, Sojourner, Boris, Pochyk, Pippa, Sea Monkey Killing Unit #1, Tarquin, Brunhilda, Delphine, Monkey Doo, Brooke and Russell.

I do admit to a brief moment of suspicion that SMKU#1 forged the letter to cover up a heinous crime ... but then I remembered his poor penmanship. He could never have written this note.

Anyway, it looks as if my friend Annie Walker is off the hook -- she had originally promised to bake a cake for every Sea-Monkey who survived a full year. But now that they've fled, I have no way of knowing. I'd like to think my tiny briny friends will find their way to lovely temperate waters where they will frolic in crowns and sing Sea-Monkey songs as they wave their miniature tridents in time to the beat.___

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2014-08-13 19:31:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

One of my favourite Justin Chanda quotes from the SCBWI Summer Conference : "You cannot write to trends. The moment your keyboard becomes the vessel of a popular trend is the precise moment you lose your unique voice. And your unique voice is biggest capital you have in this business."

See the SCBWI Conference Blog for other great takeaways from Justin's talks: http://scbwiconference.blogspot.com/search/label/justin%20chanda and others: http://scbwiconference.blogspot.com/

One of my favourite Justin Chanda quotes from the SCBWI Summer Conference : "You cannot write to trends. The moment your keyboard becomes the vessel of a popular trend is the precise moment you lose your unique voice. And your unique voice is biggest capital you have in this business."

See the SCBWI Conference Blog for other great takeaways from Justin's talks: http://scbwiconference.blogspot.com/search/label/justin%20chanda and others: http://scbwiconference.blogspot.com/___

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2014-08-12 16:53:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday to Naked! and I'm Bored author Michael Ian Black today! 

Notes re: illustration: The Flamingo and Potato are from I'M BORED. The illustration of Michael is what he chose to go with his author bio on the jacket flap of NAKED! I gave him about half a dozen choices of author portraits; he chose the only one where he wasn't wearing anything, of course. :-)

Happy birthday to Naked! and I'm Bored author Michael Ian Black today! 

Notes re: illustration: The Flamingo and Potato are from I'M BORED. The illustration of Michael is what he chose to go with his author bio on the jacket flap of NAKED! I gave him about half a dozen choices of author portraits; he chose the only one where he wasn't wearing anything, of course. :-)___

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2014-08-11 20:44:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A great quote from Judy Blume at the SCBWI Summer Conference earlier this month, for children's/YA book writers & illustrators: "Do not let anyone discourage you. if they try: get determined, not depressed."

A great quote from Judy Blume at the SCBWI Summer Conference earlier this month, for children's/YA book writers & illustrators: "Do not let anyone discourage you. if they try: get determined, not depressed."___

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