The Cat's Out of the Bag!

The cat's out of the bag!  

I'm happy to announce of my agreement with Henry Holt Books to illustrate the children's picture book, This is the Dancer, along with the author Michelle Meadows. Yay!!

Okay, well the news has already been out for the past few weeks but I'm happy to share this with you now.  The picture book is a biography of the talented Janet Collins who was regarded as the true, first black ballerina to dance for a classical ballet company during an era when segregation was still legal.  It's scheduled for release in 2018.

The great news is also mentioned in Publishers' Weekly, a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business that also features articles and news on all aspects of the book industry.

I've also got some other great things to share with you soon (like my trip to Ripley, Ohio and some other work I've completed) so stay tuned!