Once Upon an Endling

Kate/ February 21, 2018/ birds, blog

I was 39 years old when I first learned the extinction story of the Carolina Parakeet. I had been volunteering in wild bird care at Tri-State Bird Rescue in Newark, Delaware. Every day I spent there, I learned of another threat humans impose on birds. Car collisions,

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Awards and Recognition

Kate/ February 21, 2018/ blog, news

It was enough to get my illustrations bound in a book and distributed to libraries and bookstores all over the country. But awards? On my first book? Pinch me, I must be snoozing. A lot of people I know were happy to say “good riddance” to 2017.

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Where Have I Been?

Kate/ February 17, 2018/ blog

I’ll show you in a sec. But first… Save the date! May 20, 2018 Celebrate the release of Belle’s Journey with author Rob Bierregaard and illustrator Kate GarchinskyWhere: Willistown Conservation Trust, Rushton Woods, Willistown PA Celebrating the release of Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight Book Reading, Art

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11/2/17 Red Fox Book Talk at the DVOC/Academy of Natural Sciences

Kate/ October 30, 2017/ events, news

Hosted by Kate Garchinsky Author/Illustrator and DVOC – The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club When: Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting Room 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Peer into the secret life of a local illustrator of children’s nature

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New! A PenguinArt Pack o’ Stickers

Kate/ July 31, 2017/ blog, news

Hey birds! My wizard brother Ryan Garchinsky and I have teamed up to create our first pack of PenguinArt stickers for iTunes, now available for FREE in the App Store.  This is just the beginning. I have lots more to do. Penguins, flamingos, pigeons, turkeys, foxes, and bats! But

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A Letter to the Author, Mr. Pringle

Kate/ April 7, 2017/ blog

Traditional protocol in children’s publishing somewhat clearly forbids direct interaction between the author who wrote a story (and who might want to influence the illustrator’s decisions) and the illustrator chosen to illustrate it (with their own creative vision). So it has been for hundreds of thousands of

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Coming to a den near you

Kate/ April 4, 2017/ events, news

This is a list of my upcoming events, last updated 4/17/2017 4/28 Philadelphia Science Festival Book Reading What: Star Party Storytime at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum When: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30pm Where: Visitor Center, USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum8601 Lindbergh

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Join my Virtual Release Party!

Kate/ March 6, 2017/ events, news

Please share! My The Secret Life of the Red Fox is being released tomorrow, and we’ve started celebrating. Join the virtual party! I’m putting together a few storytime/nature walk combo events in the coming weeks, with details coming soon. If you’d like to host a brick-and-mortar book signing/nature/art

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The Secret Fox is Hot to Trot!

Kate/ March 1, 2017/ blog

It’s been months and months since I received my first copy of my first book in the mail. At long last I have two boxes of The Secret Life of the Red Fox to sell and give away as I see fit. I’m working on an idea

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