Cortez, Colorado Literary Festival

Great fun at Out West Books for the book launch party on Saturday, April 13th!

“What an EGGSTRA-ORDINARY time everyone had at the book launch for Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter. Look out Turkey! I think you have  some serious competition for disguises! Thank you Marya from Out West Books for hosting us!”

View the official Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter 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…