Monthly Archives: November 2015

Inkspokes Fall Art Contest ~ Books Are Magic: Entry from Söndra Rymer

The theme for our Inkspokes Fall 2015 Art Contest is: Books Are Magic.  This entry is from Söndra Rymer, who is a photographer, digital artist and the CEO of Fairy Tales Imagery, Inc. She is an internationally-featured creative artist. Söndra recently illustrated a book appearing in our Inkspokes Select List titled Tilly and the Tooth Fairy. She also…

Inkspokes Fall Art Contest ~ Books Are Magic: Entry from P.S. Brooks

The theme for our Inkspokes Fall 2015 Art Contest is: Books Are Magic.  This entry is from P.S. Brooks, an illustrator and author based in Yorkshire, U.K. His work has previously been showcased on Inkspokes. More about P.S. Brooks’ artwork may be found via his website. Details for the Inkspokes Fall Art Contest may be found here.

Inkspokes Fall Art Contest ~ Books Are Magic: Entry from Emily Stepp

The theme for our Inkspokes Fall 2015 Art Contest is: Books Are Magic.  This entry is from Emily Stepp, a freelance illustrator who works in both traditional and digital media. Her work tends to focus on fantasy and horror themes, and she is especially interested in book illustration and concept art. She describes this entry as a photo-manipulation…

From Our Artist in Residence ~ Jacoyln Wingo: Favorite Portraits

There’s a special magic when the subject of one’s art is someone close, someone we know. To round out our November with sweetness and spunk, our Artist in Residence (AIR), Jacolyn Wingo, shares with us her portraits of her great niece. We want to thank Jacolyn sharing all her wonderful pieces with us this month! Her contact information is…

From Our Artist in Residence ~ Jacoyln Wingo: Portrait Work

Curious about how an artist might create an imaginative reference for a portrait? This week our Artist in Residence (AIR), Jacolyn Wingo, shares with us a sweet baby portrait and a peek behind the scenes at how she arrived at a workable photographic reference. If you’ve missed prior AIR posts, they may be found in our Artist in Residence…

Increasing Visibility with Book Awards: An Interview with Lauren White from Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

One of the critical problems that indie authors and small press publishers continue to face is the issue of visibility for their books. How do we make our books more visible to potential readers and purchasers of books? This is a problem especially in an industry flooded with both traditionally-published and indie-published books and where…

Inkspokes Fall Art Contest ~ Books Are Magic: Entry from Rebecca Lyndsey

Another entry for the Inkspokes Fall Art Contest! It’s not too late to join! The theme for the contest is: Books Are Magic.  This entry (Books Take You on Magical Destinations) came Rebecca Lyndsey, children’s book author and illustrator and a full time teacher. Rebecca’s books include World of Color, Imagination Destination and Bullies? No Worries.…

From Our Artist in Residence ~ Jacoyln Wingo: Shih Tzu

For those who need a dose of playful cuteness, this post is for you! This week our Artist in Residence (AIR), Jacolyn Wingo, shares with us sketches of a little friend of hers (and apparently a brilliant model) in all her wild, energetic playfulness. If you’ve missed prior AIR posts, they may be found in our Artist in Residence…

Inkspokes Fall Art Contest ~ Books Are Magic: Entry from Safia Begum

Entries for the Inkspokes Fall Art Contest continue to come in! It’s not too late to join! The theme for the contest is: Books Are Magic. This entry is from Safia Begum, an inspiring illustrator and founder of Imagine Forest, a website that aims to improve children’s creative writing skills. Safia may be contacted via Twitter @imagine_forest or through…

From Our Artist in Residence ~ Jacoyln Wingo: Mr. Chubbs

As November begins, we are treated to the promise of a sweet friendship: a little girl and a gerbil. This week our Artist in Residence (AIR), Jacolyn Wingo, shares with us delightful characters from a children’s book dummy she composed during a “creating your best dummy” workshop. Meet Mr. Chubbs and his new friend! If you’ve missed prior…