Thursday, March 23, 2017


Happy to report that I have seen what the book jacket and interiors are going to look like for The Three Little Pugs and it looks really nice! The official pub date is March 6, 2018.
I'm currently working on another piano music book and am almost done with the sketches. This book is going to feature some busy ants, a penguin and fox duo, and even a hammerhead shark!
While I am not the best at remembering to blog here, I still post every other week at The Sketchables and pretty regularly on instagram.
Did you know that we have a bunny? His name is Pickles and he is the cutest. Gordy has been keeping a pretty close eye on him.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Blobby Holidays

My friend, Jean, loves bats. We have been calling each other BLOB since high school. Hopefully this all makes sense now... ;)
Best wishes to you for a happy holiday season and a most excellent new year xoxo

Friday, November 4, 2016


(early Nina art)
Ten years ago I attended my first kid book conference. Today I am revising my own picture book that will be published in 2018. A lot can happen in ten years. Keep drawing, keep writing, never give up. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Good News

Monday, August 8, 2016

Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival

This little painting of Chicken Lily is going to be a part of the silent auction to raise funds for the Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival so that more than 13,000+ students can attend the festival free-of-charge. The auction opens on September 1st. Many thanks to Dylan Teut for all that he does to connect kids with books!

Friday, May 20, 2016


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Chicken Lily Giveaway

"Mashed potatoes and gravy, Marie!"

To celebrate Chicken Lily's book birthday, I am going to give away a signed copy! Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Thursday (3/31) and a winner will be randomly chosen Friday (4/1) morning.

Many thanks to Lori Mortensen, the fabulous folks at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, the amazing Teresa Kietlinski, and to all my family and friends for all of their kindness and support.

Oh, and there will be an event at the Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, MN on Saturday 2 April 2016 at 2pm: David Huyck and I will be there to celebrate Chicken Lily and David's awesome new book, Manners Are Not For Monkeys. Hooray for books!

Andi Butler is the WINNER! Yay!
Thank you all for playing! I will give away
another book if I get to make another one! ha