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Lisa J. Michaels

LJM Illustrations

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Tampa, FL 33625
United States

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I am a professional, published Children's Book Illustrator seeking assignments. I specialize in Picture Book Illustrations and Book Covers for Children's Books. I am a firm believer that a great cover is what sells a book, so you should hire someone (like me) who knows the formula for producing such things. I also provide professional critiquing services for children's book authors, based on my experience over the past decade in the field of children's literature and publishing.

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I am a professional freelance illustrator/author, specializing in Children's Picture Books. I've been an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) since 2003. I am a contributing author for "How to Write and Publish a Successful Children's Book", Atlantic Publishing 2010, and I have had two articles published in the SCBWI Bulletin Magazine. My accomplishments in picture book illustration include: "When Mommy Got Cancer, Creating JOY Together", Hibiscus Publishing, 2014 "The Inner Light", Sleepytown Press, 2013 "Sweet Tomatoes",Sleepytown Press, 2013 Cover for final issue of Stories for Children Magazine, 2013. "Big Feats", Sleepytown Press, 2012 "Alphey Loves Letters", Castlebridge Press 2011. "The Thank You Story", Castlebridge Press 2009. Cover of Stories for Children Magazine 2011 & 2012. Interior illustrations, Stories for Children Magazine 2011 & 2012. First Place Winner of the 2008 Cover Art Contest, Dragonfly Publishing. Illustration published in the SCBWI Bulletin Magazine-2008. Second Place Winner of the "2007 ABC Children's PB Competition". Publication in Flavor & Fortune Magazine 2007 Feature Story illustrations for "Wee Ones" magazine 2006. In addition, I've created illustrations for local businesses throughout the Tampa Bay area. I am a participant in art shows and festivals throughout Florida through "Howard Alan Events" and I am listed in the Florida Artists Registry. I am the creator, developer, and moderator of "The Visual Storytellers Studio", an on-line revolving illustration gallery, with new works from over 40 of the best Children's Book illustrators from across the nation. I developed and moderate the "The SCBWI West Coast Critters", a private critique site, recognized and approved by the SCBWI for all Florida SCBWI illustrators. I developed and moderate "The Yellow Brick Road", a critique site with over 25 professional Children's Book writers. Specialties: Children's Book Illustrations, Book Covers, Manuscript editing/critiquing.

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