I’ve been far better at updating Patreon than I have been at keeping this section of the news current. My apologies!
The thing keeping me busiest and thing I am most excited to share is that I’m working on a new book with my mom, author Zoe Ghahremani! MEMORY GARDEN will be published in Spring 2024 by Godwin Books, an imprint at Macmillan. Here is the announcement from Publisher Weekly, shared on my Instagram with a very cute photo of my mom:
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You can hear a little more about this project and the unusual way we came to work together on the SCBWI podcast, where I was recently a guest. And, theres more to announce in the realm of book news, as Im delighted to now be working with Lilly Ghahremani at Full Circle Literary as my agent on picture book projects and beyond!
I have a few art shows that have recently opened here in Southern California: The plant show at Giant Robot in Los Angeles, curated by Cassia Lupo, and The Summer Spectacular at Hey There Projects in Joshua Tree, curated by Mark Todd and Aaron Smith. (My works for the latter are here)
I’ve also recently shown at New England College; Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH; and Tiny Showcase for a limited edition of prints benefitting We Need Diverse Books.
I recently created and released a Pride Pin for Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore with 100% of the proceeds going to the Trevor Project. Last year’s pin represents the genre of sci-fi, and this year’s represents fantasy (with a nod to one of my favorite books of all time, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides)
I love working with the independent bookstores in my community and to use artwork for good, and enjoyed being the ambassador for Independent Bookstore Day / the San Diego Book Crawl this year, too!
There is so much more I want to share, but I am feeling overwhelmed just thinking about catching up here. So, I’ll leave you with a look of some of the recent additions to the shop, and a pledge to update here more often!