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NEW Book! I Miss My Mommy: 150 Portraits of Orphaned Adults

NEW Book!  I Miss My Mommy: 150 Portraits of Orphaned Adults
Welcome to the world! Meet my new graphic novel. * Name: I Miss My Mommy: 150 Portraits of Orphaned Adults * Weight: 1 lb * Measuring 7.5” x 7.5”...

Books & Dogs Offer Companionship & Comfort to Orphaned Adults

Books & Dogs Offer Companionship & Comfort to Orphaned Adults
  In my proudest earned media moment to date, yesterday I snagged an interview with Rupert, the white golden retriever. It got real when Rupert a...

Are You My Mother? and I Miss My Mommy: Two Books About Our Search For Motherly Love

Two books that are about our search for parental love: Are You My Mother? and I Miss My Mommy: 150 Portraits of Orphaned Adults
Remember when we were toddlers and we got scared every time our mothers left the room, went to the grocery store, headed to the office, or just...

A Bookmark to Find Your Place

A Bookmark to Find Your Place
I am sending bookmarks to the folks who ordered my new book, I Miss My Mommy: 150 Portraits of Orphaned Adults. I'm grateful for their support.

I Miss My Mommy: a picture book to help orphaned adults through grief

I Miss My Mommy: a picture book to help orphaned adults through grief
All of us will have to do life without our parents at some point. I decided to write and illustrate a book to shows what grief looks like. I Miss My Mommy is the world's first picture book for big people without parents.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas: Jane Jacobs Enamel Pin

Stocking Stuffer Ideas: Jane Jacobs Enamel Pin
Surprise and delight the Jane Jacobs nerd on your list with this Enamel Pin of Jane in her famous thinking pose. After just one week of wear, ...

Pen Jar Productions teams up with Jane's Walk Toronto

Pen Jar Productions teams up with Jane's Walk Toronto
Pen Jar Productions teams up with Jane's Walk Toronto and Another Story Bookshop for Jane's Walk Toronto, 2019.

Seven things my customers taught me in 2018

Seven things my customers taught me in 2018
Last summer, the initial delight I felt in seeing my sketchbook drawings on a digital pillow template inspired a new design business in 2018 called...

Holiday Gift ideas For Writers

Holiday Gift ideas For Writers
Holiday Gift Guide Video: Something For The Writer in Your Life - If you know someone who collects Underwoods and Remingtons, or gets lost in ol...

Get your holiday discount code!

Get your holiday discount code!
In this video update, I wanted to briefly share my pivot story to illustration, but also solve some of your gift hunting conundrums for the holida...

My Career Path To Illustration

My Career Path To Illustration
I first published this post back in August when Gini Dietrich and her team asked me to be a guest contributor at SpinSucks.com. Spin Sucks (the web...

How Print-On-Demand Technology Works - how I get my drawings on your pillows

How Print-On-Demand Technology Works - how I get my drawings on your pillows
Pen Jar Productions, Toronto: Lynn Brown of Orillia, you asked on Facebook: "How do you get your drawings on pillows?"   I made this ...