She Wanted To Be Haunted is here!

She Wanted To Be Haunted - funny rhyming picture book illustrated by Susie Ghahremani

My next picture book is here! She Wanted to Be Haunted by Marcus Ewert is a hilarious, rhyming picture book about a cute pink cottage named Clarissa, with windows that wink and flowers growing all around. But Clarissa doesn’t want to be adorable–being cute is boring!

Snag a signed copy from the shop, order through your local indie bookshop!, or read some of the reviews it’s received so far.She Wanted to be Haunted by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani She Wanted To Be Haunted (picture book by Marcus Ewert, Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani)Photo styling above by my talented friends here Stacy Keck Photography and Natalie Gill of Native Poppy

If you’ve read the book and have a moment to write a 5-star review on Amazon or Goodreads, or to share it on social media with the hashtag #SheWantedToBeHaunted, I appreciate it! A pandemic is a strange time to release a children’s book, so any help in generating word of mouth is welcome!

Meanwhile, if you’d like to take a deep dive into the art-making process for this book, I’ve created a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork for my Patreon backers.Behind the Scenes with artist Susie Ghahremani, illustrator of She Wanted to be HauntedEvery page of this 40 page book was painted on black board, so an inner gloominess would come through the painting!

There are also some new products in the shop, such as these illustrated notecard sets:
Cactus Animal Cards by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.comCats and Dogs Notecard Set by boygirlparty

New To Do lists, for the lazy:
Do Not Want To Do List Notepad for Lazy People by boygirlparty

New weekly planner notepads:
Farmhouse weekly planner notepad by boygirlpartyand Get Well notecards:

Get Well Soon Greeting Card by Boygirlparty

All these and more can be found in the Boygirlparty Shop!

I’ve also recently been exhibiting new artwork at Giant Robot periodically, which can be found on their website. Such as this piece (now sold):

Flying Fish painting by Susie Ghahremani / for Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

Coming up in the near future: I’ll be a blogger for the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Summer Conference, exhibiting at Nahcotta’s next Enormous Tiny Art Show, and exhibiting at the first ever San Diego Design Week! (Sept 9-13) including a very special event in coordination with the Mingei Museum.

Hope to see you there & at my other events (virtually) in the future!