A huge welcome to our
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello Patricia, thank you for having me here today. I am new to illustrating children’s books, and it has been quite an exciting ride. Besides illustrating, I enjoy traveling, drinking coffees, and nature. Food is my best friend–except mushrooms and seafood!
You’re new to the illustration community. How did you get your start?
I have always enjoyed drawing, but am new to the children community. I was first influenced by my siblings’ drawings and the Saturday Morning show. I remember (and still am) looking at drawings that were done by children and even those who claimed to cannot draw, and thought that they were beautiful. In college, I major in Visual Development, but later found an interest in children’s books. I wanted to give it a try and to also do something new. It is a blessing to have illustrated two–going on three books under my wings!
Your first book written by Raven Howell will be out this September. How did you get together? Do you live close to one another? Did you communicate about it all? Tell us how it progressed into the book it became.
My Community was actually the second illustrated book that I have worked on. The first book that I had illustrated was A New Book for Jack by Lois Lunsford. Most of the book communications was done through the Art Director. Messages and ideas, etc. are sent back and forth between us three. However, personal communications between Raven and I are done via Facebook Messenger – which was awesome because we both had the opportunity to learn about each other. Raven and I have never met in person, but we both live on the same coast!
What other books are you working on for future publication?
Currently, I am illustrating for Outside the Box by Anita Cruz. As for other future publications, I am also working on two personal projects. When finish, I plan to publish them electronically. Titles are not yet confirmed.
Is there anything else you’d like your readers to know?
You are awesome!
Awe shucks, thanks :>)
Do you have any book signings coming up? We’d love to join in.
I have never done a signing event before and am currently looking into it. Wish me luck!
We all wish you the very best of luck!
We enjoyed this tremendously!
And here's a look at some of her work :>)