Introducing…2016 Picture Book Debut Author-Illustrator Nancy Armo

NancyArmo.pngNancy Armo in three scenes:

  1. Nancy is the debut author + illustrator of A FRIEND FOR MOLE, published by Peachtree Publishers. When a little Mole ventures outside his safe burrow and gets lost, the world suddenly feels like a frightening place. Then he realizes he is not alone. Someone is watching him and they’re scared too. What’s a little Mole to do?
  2. A FRIEND FOR MOLE explores themes of friendship, trust, and overcoming fears through creative problem solving.
  3. Nancy Armo is a former art director at Hewlett-Packard. She recently moved to Long Island, NY with her family where there are lots of moles happily digging in her garden.

You can find Nancy at, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


A FRIEND FOR MOLE tunnels into your local bookstore on March 1, 2016. You can order your copy now at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or IndieBound.

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Introducing…Picture Book Debut Author-Illustrator Claire Lordon

professionalphoto4.jpgClaire Lordon in three scenes:

  1. She is the 2016 picture book debut author-illustrator of Lorenzo, the Pizza-Loving Lobster, published by Little Bee Books, about Lorenzo the lobster and his sea turtle friend Kalena. They want to make a pizza together, but Lorenzo can’t remember the ingredients!
  2. Lorenzo, the Pizza-Loving Lobster has themes of friendship, persistence, and being thoughtful of others.
  3. Claire Lordon is an author and illustrator who creates illustrations, designs, murals, and greeting cards for many companies. Her work is inspired by her life-long spirit for adventure, a love of the outdoors, and an enthusiasm for travel. She wrote and illustrated her debut book in Brooklyn, New York, which fortunately has a lot of delicious cheese pizza for her to eat.Lorenzo.jpg

Find Claire at, Twitter @ClaireLordonor Instagram
@ClaireLordonDesign. LORENZO, THE PIZZA-LOVING LOBSTER will be available May 3, 2016, wherever books are sold.


Introducing…Picture Book Debut Author Jason Kirschner

Jason Kirschner in three scenes:

  1. kirschner.jpgHe is the 2016 picture book debut author/illustrator of Mr. Particular: The World’s Choosiest Champion, published by Sterling. The book is about a boy, Mr. Particular, who is super picky. But, when his friends in the “Super-Duper Group” finally get fed up with his fussiness, can Mr. Particular prove that even the super-squeamish can save the day?
  2. Mr.Particular has themes of friendship, acceptance and the ability to change for the better.
  3. Jason started wearing a red towel as a cape right around the time he started walking and was the particularly particular leader of many super-duper groups in his time. By day, Jason is a set designer for television with credits that include The Meredith Viera Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Show with David Letterman. By night, Jason is an author and illustrator of children’s books. He lives in New Jersey with his finicky wife, persnickety twins, and his ridiculously choosy cats. Find more of his work at,204,203,200_.jpg

Find Jason at

Mr. Particular will be available May 3, 2016, wherever books are sold.

Introducing…2016 Picture Book Debut Author/Illustrator Liz Wong

Liz Wong HeadshotLiz Wong in three scenes:

  1. She is the 2016 picture book debut author/illustrator of QUACKERS, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, about Quackers, a cat who thinks he’s a duck—after all, he lives at the duck pond with all the other ducks—until the day he meets Mittens, who claims to be something called a “cat.”
  2. QUACKERS explores themes of family, identity, being different, and finding your place in the world.
  3. Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. At age five she won the first place trophy in the school poster contest, which encouraged her to pursue art instead of a sensible career in finance like the rest of her family. Liz currently resides in the Seattle area with her husband and son.11817122_10206875888643183_2076581442620547124_n

Find Liz at and on Twitter. QUACKERS will be available March 22, 2016, wherever books are sold.