Thursday, December 31, 2009

I NEED YOUR HELP! Only hours left

Please if you have not voted... please please please VOTE!!!
I need your help, Tilly's Tale has been nominated for Best Children's Book and for Best Artwork in the Preditors & Editors Awards.
Voting opens on New Years Day so I hope you'll vote and get all your family and friends to do so too. The author Harry Porter (aka Brian Porter) also has another book nominated, 'Legacy of the Ripper' is also in the Best Thriller Category. The publisher of Tilly's Tale 4RV Publishing llc has also been nominated!
You just have to check the box next to the title, then click on 'vote' at the bottom of the page. You then receive an email asking you to click on a link to confirm each vote and that's it! Voting is very strict. You can only vote once from one ISP. They do check all votes and an entry can be disqualified for attempted ballot stuffing or voting fraud. If you check out the P & E website the rules are there. The only way you can vote twice is by using a different email address from a separate computer. I have included the links below to make is super easy to vote! Thank you everyone for your support!


Best Childrens:
Tilly's Tale

Best Artwork:
Tilly's Tale

Best thriller:
Legacy of the Ripper

Publisher: 4RV Publishing

Author: Brian L Porter

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Troy Truck Explores Maui is now available on Amazon! If you already own Troy Truck Explores Maui please log on and leave a review, if you have not bough one yet... jump on a buy one and leave a review! ; ) There are still a few books available through the publishers website that are signed by both the author (Julyn Watkins) and me the Illustrator (Mandy Hedrick)!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays!

With Christmas only a few days away I thought I would wish everyone a
Happy Holiday.
I hope everyone gets to enjoy time with there family and loved ones this season!
Below is a Nutcracker that I inked for a Christmas program, thought I would share!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Nikki Shoemakers

Fellow illustrator Nikki Shoemaker has her first picture book What's Wrong with Mud? on sale between now and Dec. 18 contact her at, for 25% off the orginal book list price . Her second book Lemur Troops is now available for pre order throught the publishers website

Give the gift of reading, give a book!

Tilly's Tale and her photo opt

Tilly with her book!

Tilly’s Tale

Tilly is a small, scruffy terrier. When her master dies she is taken from his home by the old man’s son, who instead of looking after her, throws the little dog out into his garden where she is left to fend for herself through a freezing winter. Huddled beneath a bush, kicked by the man’s wife if she ventures out, Tilly lies, cold and miserable waiting for her only friends, the garden birds to return with the Spring. One day, the half-starved little dog is taken from the garden by the man and loaded into his car. She is about to embark on a journey into the unknown, a journey that will change Tilly’s life for ever. Share in the trials and tribulations of this remarkable little dog as she finds that life in the human world can be a cruel and lonely one, but that hope and the will to survive can bring about the most miraculous of changes. If you love dogs, you must read, Tilly’s tale!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New coloring page

There is a new Troy Truck coloring page available on, go print it out for your little ones!

Holiday discount

20% off Troy Truck Explores Maui!!!
*Holiday discount!!!