Mud Farts & Manuscripts

I have always had a thing for mud. If composing melodic mud farts with one's bare feet stuck deep down into swampy goop was a viable occupation — then that's what I would have become — a musical mud man. But since there's no money in mud, I set out in search of work that would welcome and foster my imaginative and playful hankerings.

As I wandered higgledy-piggledy over life’s landscape, I happened upon an unconventional Old Lady who opened my eyes to the enchanting world of picture books. And because of her and her unorthodox ways, I discovered my vocation and now proudly stand before you a published and practicing children's book maker.


Random House — Schwartz & Wade
Abrams Books
Henry Holt — Christy Ottaviano
Penguin — Nancy Paulsen
Chronicle Books
Little Brown
NPR — National Public Radio
Wired Magazine
The National Constitution Center
The New York Times


Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award, Society of Illustrators: Original Children's Art Exhibition, Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, Communication Arts Design & Illustration Annual, New York Book Show, American Illustration, The New York Times Book Review, Parent's Choice Award, How Design

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For all book inquiries, contact Rebecca Sherman of Writers House.