I started this series of novellas, titled The Aso-Ebi Chronicles last year. First, was Bewaji and her aso-ebi was Ankara. The 2nd novella, which I just published, is titled Wura’s Woodin Adventures. From the title, I am sure you can guess … Continue reading →
If you take one look at the calendar, you’ll notice that it says ‘November.’ After November comes, what? December! That’s right. That gives you less than two months to rock those outfits you’ve been saving before 2013 ends. Anyone who … Continue reading →
I recently started following the latest Masterpiece Classic series on PBS. It is called “The Paradise” and it is based on Emile Zola’s novel, Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies’ Paradise). They’re showing Season 1 right now, but our friends … Continue reading →
We are down to the last 4 months of the year. Can you believe it? Where did the year go? Anyway, this time of the year is usually filled with a lot of events. If you’re looking for styles to … Continue reading →
Aso-Ebi is a Yoruba term, which literally translates to family cloth, as Aso means “cloth” and Ebi means “family.” For my non-Nigerian readers, it is pronounced ‘Ah-Shaw-Eh-Bee.’ There! That wasn’t so hard now, was it? Continue reading →
Welcome to Design of the Picture Book! I'm Carter Higgins, and I'm a writer and librarian for kids. I spent a spectacular stint as the Children's Book Editor at <a href="http://www.designmom.com/">Design Mom</a> which I loved! You can find my column <a href="http://www.designmom.com/category/childrens-lit/">here</a>.<br /> I'm a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures.<br /> Represented by <a href="http://www.rpcontent.com/">Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC</a>.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost - Martha Graham.