A blog drawing interpretation contest where one lucky (and skilled) winner will get a copy of "Coloring Fun with the Can-Do Karate Kid" coloring book.
I have encountered many surprises on this path. One of them was the support of the Twitter writing community. Those of us on the social media site hashtag it #WritingCommunity.
Someone, and in the case of my books, something has to be the bad guy. The third book’s villain is a Quitting monster. And the form it takes to help teach kids about perseverance has not yet been revealed.
The child main characters, Michi and Makoto, and I myself, are all daydreaming and talking about a lot of the same things on our picture book adventure.
Writer's block is a commonly known concept. Personally, I don’t suffer from debilitating writer’s block (apologies to writer friends who do). Writing comes easily for me, whether good or bad (that can be decided later). For me, it’s illustrator’s block that plagues my creativity.
Learn a bit about the bad "guy" in a children's character-building picture book through her garden plans. She is called Dishonesty and is a spider. In the story, she weaves tangled webs around two karate friends, encouraging them to lie and fib. If she had her own plot for growing, here is what Dishonesty’s garden would include. You might learn a little about plants too!
Michi is a girl who’s front and center in my second kids’ karate picture book, “The Two True Karate Kids.” Today we get to find out what is on Michi’s garden list.
2019 marks the year that I blasted off on my children's picture book writing and illustration adventure. This picture collage marks some of the highlights.
The plot of Jenifer Tull-Gauger's new children's picture book includes karate and the adoption of a dog. Its publication will be celebrated with Karate with your Dog at the launch party.
Earlier this year, I was privileged to have an art critique session with Mel Narish for my second Dojo Kun Character Book. This picture book for kids just came out in hardcover. It’s called "The Two True Karate Kids" and is about battling dishonesty. Anyway, here’s a peek at how my meeting with Mel went.