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Blume-eriffic!!!! Jeff just sent me this photo of books waiting for me for when I get home. On the right & bottom-most piles: new YA covers for Judy Blume books being reissued by Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children's. On the left: new MG covers WITH MY ILLUSTRATIONS YAAAAAY. Thanks to Lauren Rille for the wonderful new designs. All of these will be bookstores on April 29th, 2014!!

Receiving the YA versions was a nice bonus; I'm a huge Judy Blume fangirl and know others who are fans as well. Thank you, Simon & Schuster Children's!
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LOOK what Judy Blume tweeted to me last night. YAAAAAY!!!!! Can't wait to see these middle grade editions of Judy Blume classics (as well as the new YA editions) from Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children's in bookstores in a few weeks.

https://twitter.com/judyblume/status/453725126019022849

You can see the new covers here: http://debbieohi.com/books
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Soooo exciting!!!
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Happy School Librarian Day! For those interested, I have a print-ready poster plus b&w coloring sheet: http://debbieohi.com/book-naked-printable
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LOOK WHAT JUST ARRIVED!!!! (and yes, I screamed when I opened the box)

If you missed my earlier post about how I became Judy Blume illustrator: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/2/16/part-2-of-my-big-news-judy-blume-simon-schuster-childrens-au.html
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They look great!
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How very cool. The National Post highlighted my sister's new picture book, SSH! MY BROTHER'S NAPPING (Scholastic Canada, launches this week)!

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/03/29/the-small-picture-introducing-our-video-guide-to-the-best-canadian-childrens-books/
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Would your school like a free visit? I'm thrilled to announce that Simon & Schuster Children's is sending me on my VERY FIRST BOOK TOUR, to celebrate the launch of Naked! the week of April 28th! Details (incl. public bookstore events) to be announced, but right now I'm looking for schools in the following areas who are interested in a free visit from yours truly:

Connecticut - April 29th
Boston - May 1st
Saratoga Springs, NY - May 2nd

For more info, please see: http://debbieohi.com/home/2014/4/9/simon-schuster-is-sending-me-on-my-first-book-tour-would-you.html

NAKED! is a fun new picture book written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by yours truly, coming out from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers on April 29th. You can find out more about the book, get the free Core-compatible Teacher's Classroom Guide To NAKED! by educational consultant Marcie Colleen, and read reviews by Kirkus and Publishers Weekly (starred review): http://DebbieOhi.com/naked
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Forwarded this to the Youth Librarian, Edith Donal, at the Chelsea, MI Public Library.  Maybe we can get you out here to visit.
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My sketches and the final cover for middle grade edition of Judy Blume's DEENIE, being reissued by Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children's on April 29th, 2014.
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Wonderful, Debbie - that's not one I know, so I'll look out for it. I heard good things about your new picture book when I was at Bologna, by the way. Sounds great. 
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Evening doodle: "Pistachio Duck Tragedy." More info about my Found Object doodles: http://bit.ly/foundobjectart
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I was eating walnuts yesterday when I saw a dog nose, so had to draw the rest. More info about my Found Object doodles: http://bit.ly/foundobjectart
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Awesome. Loving your food art.
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Yay, I have permission to post the new covers and a few sample illustrations of the revamped Judy Blume chapter book editions coming out from Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children's on May 27th, 2014! In case you missed it, here's my blog post about how I was chosen as illustrator for this project: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/2/16/part-2-of-my-big-news-judy-blume-simon-schuster-childrens-au.html

I've had such a blast working with S&S art director Lauren Rille. Lauren did a fantastic job designing the new covers, don't you think?
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  • Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
    Writer & illustrator, 2010 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Ridpath
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Tagline
Works with Simon & Schuster Children's, HarperCollins Children's and Random House Children's. Twitter: @inkyelbows
Introduction
In a nutshell:
I write and draw for young people. Former systems analyst/programmer. Hobbies: Board gamer, filker, songwriter/musician.

Illustrator of Michael Ian Black's picture book, I'M BORED (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, Sept/2012). I'M BORED was chosen by The New Times for its Notable Children's Books Of 2012 list. More reviews, honors: http://DebbieOhi.com/bored

Current and upcoming book projects with Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, HarperCollins Children's, and Random House Children's Books. See: http://debbieohi.com/books

My blog for children's book writers & illustrators:

My projects blog: DebbieOhi.com

To contact me:


 Author of The Writer's Online Marketplace (Writer's Digest Books). Represented by Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown Ltd.

My illustrated short story "Kodama" appears in teen anthology TOMO (Stone Bridge Press, 2012), and my YA novel-in-progress was been nominated for the 2011 SCBWI Sue Alexander Award.

Interests (& multiple blogs) on writing (especially writing for young people), children's book illustration, digital publishing and ebooks, iPads, creativity, instapoems, web comics, art licensingfilking, writing songs for & performing with my music group, board gaming. Daily publishing industry news columnist for Writersmarket.com. You can hear soundclips from my music group (Urban Tapestry) recordings on CDBaby.

For more info about my projects, please see DebbieOhi.com.

On Twitter:
@inkyelbows (writing), @BGGgirl (board gaming), @DebbieOhi (livechat), @DebOhi (personal).

GOOGLE+ GUIDES FOR NEWBIES
(especially writers & illustrators):

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MY GOOGLE+ BIZ PAGES:
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I'm Bored (book page)

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MY GOOGLE+ DIRECTORIES:
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UPDATE: Now that Google+ has communities, these directories will no longer be actively promoted/updated.


Kidlit/YA Pages: business pages for writers, illustrators editors, agents, book bloggers, etc.

The rest of the list pertain to Profile accounts rather than Biz Pages:

Kidlit/YA: writers, editors, agents, book bloggers, etc.


Digital Publishing & Ebooks: Future of publishing,  e-books, e-readers, technology that affects digital publishing.



Comics & Webcomics: For those interested in reading or creating webcomics.

Creating on the iPad: people who create (not just consume) on the iPad. e.g. writing, music, art, etc.

Filkers: Those interested in filk and filking.

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Keywords:

kidlit, MG, writer, illustrator, kidlit writer, kidlit illustrator, picture books, picture book writer, picture book illustrator, SCBWI, poet, boardgamer, board gamer, board games, filk, filker, iPads, digital publishing, ebooks

Bragging rights
Blogger since 1994. Wrote a book. Writing & illustrating more. Founder of Inkspot & Inklings (one of the first websites for writers). Sold a website. My music group's performed in Canada, U.S., Germany & England. Illustrating a picture book for Simon & Schuster USA.
Education
  • University of Toronto
  • Bramalea Secondary School
  • Earnscliffe Public School
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