My first, real picture book was published in 1980 by the original, wonderful people at Bradbury Press. In those days, Bradbury was primarily Bob Verrone and Dick Jackson in a building in Scarsdale, New York.
My portfolio case was a cardboard box which contained my book dummies. I showed Bob ANIMAL CAFE and HECTOR, THE ACCORDION-NOSED DOG and soon had a four-book deal.
ANIMAL CAFE got a good break when it was selected as a Reading Rainbow Feature Book on the PBS television show with Levar Burton. Martin Short did the reading.
2010 marked 30 continuous years in print!
Life-sized "Cutlet" by Michael Stasiuk for the 1994 LNHCF Exhibit
At the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Exhibit (1994)