I’m excited to share that I’ve partnered with one of my favorite local bookshops, Bel and Bunna, to exclusively offer signed copies and a free gift for pre-orders of my next picture book, Binny’s Diwali, written by Thrity Umrigar. All pre-orders will receive a signed copy and one 8×10 print (you cannot request specific prints). BUT if you pre-order 2 copies, you will receive each print (pictured below).
It’s a strange time to release a book, to say the least. When I was working on the illustrations for Binny’s Diwali, I had a note to myself that read “make this the best Diwali book ever!” It’s no secret that it’s my favorite holiday. I love Binny’s Diwali for many reasons – namely that it invites all readers, whether familiar or unfamiliar with the holiday, into the life of Binny and a celebration she wants to share. Diwali centers around banishing darkness and ushering in light, which is definitely needed this year.
I completely understand if buying books isn’t possible right now. But if you can share or boost in any way, I’m grateful. I’m offering the prints as an extra gift because I know we could all use some Diwali light.
Binny’s Diwali releases on September 1st.
I’m excited to share the cover of BINNY’S DIWALI, written by Thrity Umrigar and illustrated by me. Available next fall. Read more about on the scholastic blog here.
My Disney residency begins this weekend! I will be painting live at the Wonderground Gallery in Downtown Disney every Saturday (5-9p) and Sunday (4-7p) this month.
Meanwhile I’m excited I have permission to share! I AM ILLUSTRATING A BOOK ABOUT DIWALI FOR Scholastic. A beautiful text by Thrity Umrigar, BINNY’S DIWALI will release fall 2020.
I LOVE DIWALI! I’m half way through the final art and I smile the entire time I’m drawing. It’s a dream project with a dream team. I’m very happy!!
I hope to see you sometime soon!