Thursday, November 4, 2010

Looking for something to do this weekend?!?

Stop by and see me at Washington Heights Holiday Arts and Craft Fair, I will be signing books!

Friday November 5th
10 am to 8 pm
Saturday November 6th
10 am to 5pm
Located at 
Washington Heights Church
1770 East 6200 South
Ogden UT

Stop by and say HI! 
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Troy Truck display

I just just dropped some fun magnets and some display items for Green The World store in Riverdale. Here are some pictures. I will be doing a book signing for Green The World's birthday on July 24th be sure to stop in a grab your signed book and enter for a Troy Truck bag!

Check out Green the World on Facebook!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Take a look

Have you been wanting to order any of my Zazzle items? Well now is the time for the next 48 hours there is a coupon so when you spend $10 you get $10 off ... $10 for free! : ) There is also a few other coupons that can be applied towards your order if it goes over the $10 I will list them below.


10% off use code: 10zazzlesave

Discount on shipping us code: Shipthanks10

Don't pass up this great opportunity to grab some of your favorite Zazzle merchandise.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Beautiful books

Wow were has the time flown by to, seems just like yesterday I posted and now here it is a few weeks later. I am a slacker. : ) I have been busy laying out some beautiful books and wonderful reads for both children and a novel. I wanted to share them with you, all thou I have not illustrated any one of them, I have designed them all for 4RV Publishing llc.  I hope you will take the time to look at each one of them and add them to your book shelf. The books can be purchased my clicking the publishers link below each book cover, through Amazon on the links at the bottom of the page, or through or can be ordered though any local book store! There is also merchandise available for most 4RV books through Zazzle.

Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC are In My Bath, by Beth Bence Reinke, illustrated by Ginger Nielson.

Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC are If Fishes Were Wishes, by N.A. Sharpe, illustrated by Ginger Nielson.

 Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC are A Distant Summer, by Mike McNair.

Available soon from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC are A Wish and A Prayer, by Beth Bence Reinke, illustrated by Ginger Nielson.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In Color

Here it is in color... the theme this year is colors. 

Here it is after I played around with it. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The first draft

This is the first draft for the cover of a dance recital program that I am currently working on. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tilly's Tale to be featured on Wild About Pets, Radio Show

Author of Tilly's Tale and the up and coming second book in the series Dylan's Tale is going to be on Wild About Pets, Radio Show this Friday April 30th. Please stop in and see what he has to say not only about Tilly and the other pack of lovable furry friends but also about dog training.

April 30, 2010 - Children's Books and Dog Training
With guests, Harry Porter, author of "Tilly's Tale", an award winning children's book and Toriano Antonine Sanzone, Dog Trainer and author of "Wolfkeeper."

We'll hear about why popular British novelist, Harry Porter, has started writing a series of delightful children's books - all told from the point of view of the dog. For the second segment of the show, we'll talk about dog training. With all the recent guests I have had on the show, talking about using the style of dog training known as positive training, I'll give time to the other philosophy, compulsive training and we'll find out why some trainers feel the need at times to utilize stronger training methods. 

Give the gift of reading ... give a book!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tilly's Tale is in City Kidz World Magazine

City Kidz World Magazine spring issue was just released and Tilly's Tale has a review in the magazine. I am super excited to see my copy that I hope comes in the mail soon! There is a video on City Kidz World Magazine fan page on Facebook regarding the spring issue, please take the time to click and check out the video. Please help Tilly's Tale become a house hold name buy your copy of Tilly's Tale and a copy of City Kidz World Magazine spring issue.

Thank you for all your support!


Give the gift of reading ... give a book.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Troy Truck Sale?!

Troy Truck is celebrating Earth Month...
Place your book order in 
April and receive
 *25%* off 
your total 
book purchase.
Order 1 or many.
*Use discount code Earth at checkout.
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Saturday, April 3, 2010


I hope everyone has a festive Easter and is able to spend time with there loved ones. I doodled this little guy and thought I would share.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tilly's Tale will be featured on Wild About Pets, Radio Show

I'm really excited to hear that Brian (Harry Porter) has been contacted by Susan Frank, the host of the Wild About Pets Radio Show, who was interested in doing a feature on Tilly's Tale, and following discussions with her, Brian has agreed to do an interview with her on her show on 30th April at Noon, CST. He will be talking about Tilly's Tale of course, and also the other dogs in the pack. What makes this so exciting is that the show will go out live, and will interact with the Wild About Pets website which will carry pictures of the book, and Tilly and the other dogs in my little pack of rescued dogs, so people can see what they're hearing about as they listen to the show. After the broadcast the show will be accessible through the Wild About Pets archive on their website so anyone who misses the live broadcast can catch it later.

Tilly is a very special little dog. She was unwanted, unkempt and barely recognizable as a dog when we first found her. Her story is a canine tale of a triumph against the odds. From being a 'scruffy mutt' in a rescue sanctuary she has become a star at agility and search and rescue work and is 'pack leader' to our family of rescued dogs. I hope her story will go some way towards raising awareness of the plight of abandoned, abused and neglected dogs around the world and also the wonderful work performed by those who staff the various rescue centers and dog sanctuaries who care for them and help to find them loving caring homes.

Tilly's Tale, winner of The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll Best Children's Book Award and Best Artwork Award, 2009 is available from:

4RV Publishing

Monday, March 29, 2010

Zazzle pick?!?

One of my latest designed items was chosen for Today's Best Award on Zazzle blog! Pretty exciting or at least fun to brag about. LOL  
I am slowly adding more items to my Zazzle store so make sure you join MY fan club on Zazzle so you receive emails when I update any items in my store!

See my store at Zazzle

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dancing around the world

This is a piece I did almost a year ago for a dance program. I just came upon it and felt the need to share.



Tuesday, March 16, 2010


There is a beautiful tribute to our missed family member Hagen on Tilly's blog. Please stop in a read the kind words that have been said.

Tilly's Blog

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another new faerie

I have been trying to update my collection of faeries. I will be posting them all on merchandise on my store front at

I will also be featured on a website later this year, so I want to make sure I have some new images available just for that occasion. I will make sure to keep you all updated about the featured artist spot when it gets closer and I have more information.

Give a gift that keeps on giving ... give a book.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Exciting news...

I have some very exciting news ... Tilly's Tale will be featured in the spring issue of City Kidz World Magazine which will be released in April. They also be giving away a signed copy as a prize for a contest. The magazine comes in hard copy and in an online version so it really is very exciting to think that lots of young people will get the chance to read about Tilly's Tale. You can find out more about City Kidz World Magazine on their website,

Don't forget, you can get Tilly's Tale from or from and from the publisher at 4RV Publishing
If you would like a copy signed by me, please email me at

Monday, February 8, 2010

3 little fishies

These are some fish I have been working on for my portfolio. They are the same fish just in three different mediums, watercolor, charcoal and color pencil. I thought they were fun and expressed my style well. Which is your favorite fish?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Something that just came to me a few days ago that I have been slowly working on putting together. Thanks to my sister in law ; ) I am now hooked on drawing faeries. I always get the idea for one of course when I have no time to draw and paint one. I hope you enjoy the sketch, watch for it to be posted in color, check back often!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tilly's Tale took....

Tilly's Tale took 1st place in the 'Best Children's Book' in the P & E Awards.
Such a great book, a must read for all ages!

If you have not bought your own copy of Tilly's Tale click on a link below to purchase a copy. If you would like a copy signed by me, please email me at

4RV Publishing
Barnes and Noble

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

some results are in...

Some of the results have started coming in... and Tilly's Tale took first place in Best Artwork. Brian L Porter (aka Harry Porter) took first in the author section also. I will keep on updating as more results come in.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


One of the books I am currently designing now has a cover, Stolen written by Vivan Gilbert Zabel. The book has just been formatted and is now in the copy edit process. The ARC's will be out in a few month, followed by the book release. Please take a look at Vivan's blog to learn more.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Re designed website

I redesigned my website Please go and take a look and tell me what you think.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LIMITED First Edition!!!

There are only a few more Troy Truck Explores Maui books left that are First Edition, numbered and signed by both the author Julyn Watkins and illustrator Mandy Hedrick. Order your copy today, supplies are limited!
Join Troy Truck, the solar powered and eco-friendly monster truck, as he explores the island of Maui. He sees incredible things and meets amazing animals on this great adventure. ‘Go Green’ is his motto. There is a ‘Did You Know’ information section at the end of this book that is fun and educational.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Another great review

Tilly's Tale has received another great review from Books 4 Moms, please stop into her blog and read the great review!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thank you

Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote. The results will be in, in a few days I will post when I know who won.