Liz Amini-Holmes / Self-promotion

 


The following is a guest post by Liz Amini-Holmes, an illustrator-for-hire and member of the Blurb Dream Team, a group of vetted book professionals you can hire for help with your projects.


I’d like to start by saying there are days when I get an inquiry from a potential client that make me want to poke my drawing pencil into my eyeball. Why, you ask? Aren’t inquiries exactly what artists want as freelancers? Well, that depends.


As I sip my morning tea and scan my emails, I excitedly open up an email inquiry from a potential client.


“Hello Artist/ My Name Spelled Wrong/Anonymous/No Name…


“I have a story, <inset any> painfully cute animals / sad, misunderstood clown lost in a supermarket/ hero fantasy starring yours truly/ avant-garde nursery rhyme written in Welsh. My children’s book is beyond amazing and I know this because <inset any or all if you like> my best friend/ professional snuggler/mother/ barista/cat behavior consultant, all LOVE it therefore I know it will be a best-seller.


 I want all the art to be painted in a bright colored, digital, cartoony style, just like Pixar. Have you heard of PIXAR? You know the Animated Movie Company?


I have very specific ideas about the art ...

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Awarded on: 30.11.2011

A Stranger at Home Awards for 2012


2012 USBBY Outstanding International Books Award


Best Bets List, Ontario Library Assoc.


White Ravens Collection, International Youth Library, Munich


Book of the Year Award finalist, ForeWord Magazine


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Awarded on: 30.11.2010

I am happy to announce al of the wonderful awards Fatty Legs has recieved in the past year and half:


Nautilus Silver Award


Skipping Stones Honor Book


Information Book Award, Honor Book



PubWest Book Design Awards, Bronze


Best Books for Kids & Teens 2011, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre


2011-2012 First Nation Communities Read Selection


Ten Best Children’s Books of the Year, The Globe and Mail


USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List


Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize finalist


Book of the Year Award finalist, ForeWord Reviews


Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award nomination


Cybils, Blogger Literary Award nomination


Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award nomination


Hackmatack Award nomination


Golden Oak Award nomination, OLA


2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination


2013 Young Readers Choice Award nomination, Pacific Northwest Library Assoc.


Kirkus Reviews starred review


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Miracle Cover
Love Books
Running Away
Miracle pgs 15 and 16
Stanford Children's Hospital Grateful Families
Stanford Children's Hospital Grateful Families
Snow Queen
Summer Shower
The Scarlet Letter
A Stranger At Home
Little Black Riding Hood
Miracle pgs 7 and 8