I’m an English teacher in Japan and I love penguins. My apartment is littered with them, it’s like a penguin explosion, only not in a horrible devastating way but… it’s like a happy G-rated penguin explosion. Anyway, when I’m not writing about penguins I enjoy drawing penguins, and writing songs about penguins on the piano, and going to the zoo to look at penguins, really I’m a very complex and layered individual.
I can speak a little Japanese. ペンギンが大好きです。
In summary: Author/illustrator. Loves penguins.
I enjoy character driven stories with humor but I also appreciate good world building. I like the Harry Potter series, Garth Nix, and Neil Gaiman.
I don’t care for sword and sorcery/High Fantasy fiction. I’m not a fan of romance and will give a hard pass on make-out scenes or the like.
In a little city, in a little zoo, there lived a little penguin. But he wasn’t just any penguin. He was…
The Amazing Penguin!
Faster than a speeding herring! More powerful than a crashing wave! Able to leap tall boulders in a single bound!
On a quiet day at the city zoo, The Amazing Penguin remains alert.
[Illustration note: Near the penguin enclosure, a balloon is stuck in a tree. Beneath the tree stands a young girl. Nearby her mother tries to console a crying baby.]
The Amazing Penguin to the rescue!
[Illustration note: The penguin dives into the water and leaps out of his enclosure.]
[Illustration note: The penguin leaps heroically for the balloon.]
[Illustration note: The penguin stretches at the foot of the tree several feet from the balloon. He can’t jump high on land.]
“Mommy, look at the silly penguin!”
“That’s nice, honey.”
[Illustration note: The mother dangles her keys above the crying baby.]
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Another crisis solved thanks to The Amazing Penguin!
[Illustration note: Spread. The penguin sits under the tree looking discouraged while the family walks off. The balloon is still in the tree.]
The Care and Keeping of Penguins (MG)
Victoria (working title) (Nonfiction PB)
Untitled graphic novel
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