Join us at Out West Books for the book launch party!

Saturday, April 13, 12:00-2:00 pm

533 Main St, Grand Junction, CO

View the official trailer

Working with an illustrator… did you know?

Most of the time an author has no idea who will be the illustrator of her book? The publisher chooses the illustrator. (Wendi considers herself very lucky that Lee Harper was chosen to illustrate her Turkey books! Who else would have such clever ideas for Turkey’s disguises? This is Lee and her at a signing.)

Most of the time an author doesn’t talk with the illustrator and give any ideas. Illustrators use their own creativity to bring a story to life. (Wendi never met or spoke to Lee Harper until after the second book was published.) 

In a picture book, the art has to tell half the story. (When you read the Turkey books, notice that Wendi never describes the costumes at all in the text.)

Check it out…
Turkey is in great company at Target!!

More photos–More fun!

Out with my readers…

Turkey Trouble made into a puppet show…

Wendi’s Calendar