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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 ...
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
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