Author Archives: John

The Tall Tree

Sometimes when you’re feeling a bit melancholy, and the world seems too confounding for words, the best way to express yourself is through a story.  So today, rather than my usual newsy blog post, I’m going to tell a story. … Continue reading

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My Creative Process

I was invited by illustrator Amanda Erb to join an author/illustrator blog tour, where people talk about their creative process, then pass it along to a few more folks. You can read Amanda’s post here to learn about her own … Continue reading

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New work, new happenings

Lately I’ve been experimenting more with monochromatic paintings, particularly involving trees. This one was done with a brush and ink, then watercolor. This weekend I’ll be going to the New England regional conference for the Society of Children’s Book Writers … Continue reading

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Spring into new projects

I haven’t written on this blog for a few months, so here is a little update on what I’ve been up to lately. I’ve been taking a break from writing to work on some theater projects. I took a workshop … Continue reading

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New Sticky Burr website, and other fun stuff

Greetings all, here’s a quick update on what I’ve been doing lately. The biggest news is that I’ve redesigned the Sticky Burr website and started up the webcomic again, which had been on hiatus for a while. There will be … Continue reading

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Comics and crankies – what I’ve been up to

I haven’t posted here in a while, so I’ve got a few projects to talk about. This summer, I wrote a short comic for an anthology of monster comics for kids, curated by Bob Flynn and Dan Moynihan, published by … Continue reading

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The Clever Stick for all ages

Ever since my book The Clever Stick was published a few years ago, I have received wonderful feedback from children, parents, and teachers. Just this week I received a note from a fan who said, “I love your book. It … Continue reading

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What’s new around the studio

It’s hard to believe that May is already here. I’ve been working on all kinds of things, doing some very small paintings, writing some new stories, and experimenting with hand-drawn notebook covers. This weekend I will be participating in the … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day from Sticky Burr and Friends

Today is Earth Day, a time to celebrate and honor this great planet we live on. As you’ve probably noticed, nature is a big influence on my writing and art. My book Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest is filled … Continue reading

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My visit to MSLA in Sturbridge

I had the honor of visiting the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) Annual Conference in Sturbridge, MA earlier this month. I participated in a program where authors share their work with librarians in small groups, called Author Speed Dating. There … Continue reading

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