Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Coming soon! Baxter Turns Down His Buzz, Magination Press

Welcome June! I can't believe how quickly time flies. May was a wonderful blur of so many celebrations..Mother's Day, my father's birthday, my birthday, my anniversary. I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful family and friends who continue to make me feel special year round. I thank you all..and I also thank this wonderful community, the artists here and on the social networks who make my world interesting, active, thoughtful, inspired, rich, and eager to keep learning and growing. Thank you! This year has brought a lot of long nights of hard work, some pressure and worry, a lot of wonderful feedback and a whole lot of inspiration and more energy to keep pushing forward on this journey of illustrating picture books. I am grateful for so much!

I just received word that I can share the cover and release date for a new book coming soon by the wonderful people at Magination Press. Dr. James A. Foley has written another book for the press called, Baxter Turns Down His Buzz, A Story for Little Kids About ADHD. It was such a joy to create the characters and illustrations for this sweet book, which hopefully will become a great resource to little ones and caregivers who care for those coping with ADHD. Thank you to my agent, Nicole Tugeau, and the great folks at Magination Press for this incredible opportunity. T

In a few weeks, I'll share the link as well as further information from the site once it's ready. In the meantime, I wanted to share a snippet or two, and what I consider the first equine endorsement of a little children's book ever. :)

The horses ask, "Are there any carrots in this book?"

These two characters aren't so happy with young Baxter bunny.

Hope you're all doing well and wish you a wonderful June! ~ Shirley


  1. What fantastic news Shirley and so well deserved. Congratulations! x

  2. Congratulations, Shirley. I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to add your book to my shelf of inspiration! xx

  3. YAY and a YIPPIE!!! Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations! Wishing you success!

  5. I wish you all the best. Lovely illustrations and blog! :)

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