I have some very exciting news to share!
My children's book Magic at the Museum was shortlisted for "Best Illustrated Book of the Year (2008)" in the Manitoba Book Awards. The final ceremony will be on April 25 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and it will be hosted by CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogers. My Mom will represent me at the awards as I am still studying in London (UK).
I worked very hard to make the illustrations as true to the Courtauld Gallery and its paintings as possible, but also impart a sense of magic and imagination. It was an exciting challenge, especially since it was my first attempt at illustrating a children's book.
I am so excited to be nominated that it doesn't even matter to me whether or not I win. It is affirmation enough for my first book to be recognized in this way.