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#BookADay : FARAWAY FRIENDS by +Russ Cox, Russ's picture debut as an author/illustrator (Sky Pony Press). Russ was kind enough to answer Three Questions for me today: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2015/5/29/three-questions-with-russ-cox-advice-for-young-writers-and-i.html Includes advice for young writers & illustrators, a wonderfully nerdy drawing he sent because it looks like me (AND IT DOES), tigers, and upcoming projects.

Synopsis of FARAWAY FRIENDS:
Faraway Friends is about Sheldon, a would be astronaut, and his sidekick Jet, who are looking for a lost friend through a space adventure only to find a weird alien creature and its furry friend. 

More about Russ & his work: http://www.smilingotis.com/

More about FARAWAY FRIENDS: http://www.skyponypress.com/book/?GCOI=61608108321310 
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Debbie, you seem to always sent valuable information. Thank you for posting!
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Thanks SO much to Simon & Schuster Children's for my WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? book tour! You can find photos and links to all my recap posts (including what I learned, what I'd do differently next time, etc.) at http://debbieohi.com/2015booktour
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#BookADay: FOX AND SQUIRREL MAKE A FRIEND by my sister, Ruth Ohi (Scholastic Canada): http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2015/5/25/bookaday-fox-and-squirrel-make-a-friend-by-ruth-ohi-my-siste.html
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In honour of #PoetryFriday, a poem for young readers.

Side note: I used to hate poetry until my friend Rand Bellavia changed my mind. More about my poetry background: http://debbieohi.com/poetry
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This is so yummy!
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WOW, look at the photo that Book City on Danforth just tweeted!!!! Their window currently features Where Are My Books?, I'm Bored , Naked! and my Judy Blume book illustrations.

Huge thanks to indie bookstore Book City (Danforth location: 348 Danforth Ave, (416) 469-9997) and Simon & Schuster Canada. I'm going to visit Book City Danforth later this aft to check out the window in person and sign some books.

More info about Book City on Danforth: http://www.bookcity.ca/locations/#danforth

Their tweet: https://twitter.com/BookCityTO/status/601368816891916288
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#BookADay (I'm catching up!): YOU NEST HERE WITH ME by +Jane Yolen +Heidi Stemple and Melissa Sweet. (Boyds Mill Press, 2015).

"This rhyming bedtime book is part lullaby and part introductory field guide for the smallest ornithologists. But, at its heart, it reminds baby birds and children alike that home is wherever you are safely tucked in with your family. If you look in the back of You Nest Here With Me , you'll see that part of the dedication is to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. If you want to know more about birds--including listening to owl calls, visit them at: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/Page.aspx?pid=1478."

Heidi & Jane answered Three Questions for me earlier this year:

http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2015/4/24/three-questions-with-jane-yolen-advice-for-young-writers-boo.html

http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2015/4/24/three-questions-with-heidi-stemple-advice-for-young-readers.html

Thanks to Donalyn Miller for her Summer #BookADay Challenge: http://linkis.com/bookwhisperer.com/20/ggxPs
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A haiku for young poets. This is #3 or 4 poems I'm writing after being tagged by Larry Dane Brimner in a poetry challenge. :-) I'm archiving these on my poetry page at http://debbieohi.com/poetry.
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Yep this doesn't work for me, "po-ems" is two syllables outside of the American accent.
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Children's book author Larry Dane Brimner tagged me a 4 Days/4 Poems Poetry Challenge (can be original or someone else's, short or long). Here's Poem #1! 
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+Cara Evangelista Unfortunately, yes.
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Posted another instalment of my *Where Are My Books?*​ Book Tour recap: How Lincoln Elementary almost made me cry, Hillside Elementary, book jewelry (incl. necklace by my friend Diane​), cupcakes and so much fun at Books, Bytes, and Beyond​: http://debbieohi.com/book-wamb-blog/2015/5/23/where-are-my-books-book-tour-part-5-new-jersey-lincoln-eleme.html

Comment from one young student: "It was like TAYLOR SWIFT came to our school!" :-) :-)

For those who missed the earlier posts, I'm adding links at: http://debbieohi.com/2015booktour
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Aspiring writers: Before worrying too much about networking/promo, FINISH WRITING YOUR BOOK.
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Trumpet girl doodle with a flower whose name I cannot recall. I love this time of year! So much potential found object art in our garden. :-)

Artists 12 years old and younger - Read about my 2015 "Look Again" Summer Found Object Art Challenge: http://debbieohi.com/lookagain
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  • Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
    Writer & illustrator, 2010 - present
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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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Children's book illustrator group brought together by the SCBWI Illustration Mentorship Program. Twitter: @KidLitArtists

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Illustrated tips, info, comics, interviews for writers by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, illustrator of I'M BORED by Michael Ian Black, Simon & Schuster/2012.

Inkygirl: Guide For Kidlit/YA Writers & Artists - Inkygirl: An Illus...
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Kalendar is one of my favorite brunch places in Toronto (I reviewed the place for blogTO years ago). Food is excellent, though wait times can sometimes be long. Despite being one of the first customers to arrive this morning (Sunday), for example, it took nearly an hour to get our food. After we inquired twice, another staff member apologized and said they had a new omelette chef, offered us free mimosas.
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