Links to interesting things...

Flyingparty Web Design and Graphics  Website design! Help with your website!

Irene Radford's Website  My favorite Fantasy writer. Author of the Dragon Nimbus series and The Merlin's Descendents series. If you love dragons or like anything to do with Merlin, check out her site.

AfterMidnight Art Rubber Stamps  Fantasic Rubber Stamps- and a wonderful line of stamping supplies.

I'm a big fan of Brian Froud - visit these sites to see some of his artwork

The Endicott Studio of Mythic Arts  founded by Terri Windling

World of Froud   Dedicated to the Art of Brian and Wendy Froud

Meghan McCarthy

- George Upside Down - Teacher's pick for back to school books in PARENT AND CHILD MAGAZINE -
- Show Dog - "Ed and the Hubbles will delight young readers" - Kirkus reviews -
Viking Children's Books.

Delightful stories- fun illustrations. Meghan has a truly unique outlook on things. She has some great freebies on her website.

Excuse Me!
A Simon & Schuster book for ages 4-8

By Lisa Kopelke
Illustrated by Lisa Kopelke

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, March 2003 ( 32 pages, $15.95 )
Hardcover, ISBN: 0-689-85111-1

Currently Cynthia maintains a studio, freelancing illustration and exhibiting paintings. Her clients include Paramount Cards Inc., George Eastman House, Bausch & Lomb, and DHL Worldwide Express.

"My inspiration comes from many places but mostly from my young students and the fun and frolic of our family pets."

Lauren Francis graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in illustration, concentrating on Children's Illustration and Fantasy Illustration. By day she's a web/graphic designer, by night an aspiring children's book writer/illustrator and fantasy artist.
Lauren currently lives in Northern California with her husband and two cats in a house that's much too small for her embarassingly huge collection of picture books.

Some of my personal favorite Children's Book Illustrators

Erin O'Leary Illustration

Glad Morning Studio   Luanne Marten

Candace J Hardy's Illustrations   Beautiful illustrations for children's stories

Bee in a Bottle Illustration: Nancy DesRosiers

Ginger Illustration Luc Belanger; illustrator. Lots of links to cartoonist sites. Fun stuff!

Liz Goulet Dubois   Illustration and Product Design

Cyd Moore's Illustrations

Phyllis Harris   Illustration for Kid's Publishing

Illustrations by John De Bord

Ruth McNally Barshaw   Creator of cartoon character Marjie O'Golley

Ravenwood Designs   The Artwork of Linda Matusich

Roz Fulcher Illustrations   Delightful illustrations, hidden pictures and mazes!

Children's writer links:

SCBWI  Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Verla Kay's Website  This is a website for writers of children's literature. If you're just starting out, or a many times published pro, don't miss this site. It will answer questions you didn't even know you had.

Cynthis Leitich Smith  Author's page. Very comprehesive site. Lots of links you'll want to bookmark.

Jan Fields  Great site! Author of Nuts & Bolts and Magic Wands.

Jan Brett's Homepage   One of my favorite writers and illustrators. She has some great stuff for teachers.

Children's Writers Message Board  Fun place to hang out if you like writing children's stories

Dave Pilkey is delightful.   Author of Captain Underpants

The Word Pool   UK children's book information and reviews for parents, teachers and writers

Linda Joy Singleton   Writer of the very popular Regeneration series for YA readers. Five teens discover they are cloned with unusual powers.

Kezi Matthews   John Riley's Daughter: Recipient of Pacific Northwest Booksellers 2001 Award.

Greg Fishbone -Children's book writer - attorney

Bonnie Becker - Children's book author and editing services
Illustrated by Caldecott Winner David Small
Read on National Public Radio by Daniel Pinkwater
A Junior Library Guild Selection

Dottie Enderle -Author of the Fortune Tellers Club series
Available September 2002, from Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing - offers professional writers and illustrators a host of resources, including market lists, interviews, book reviews, publisher contacts, professional writers directory, promotional tips, and much more.

Some sites I've found for trolls on the web.

Miscellaneous sites - Some very cool, some very odd...

Jim and Tim, the Duct Tape Guys  Everything you ever wanted to know about duct tape.

Fun way to waste time!

Children's Stories Merats Magic Warriors of Troll Land