PenguinArt by Kate Garchinsky

Tag: eckelberry fellowship

2015 was a really good year. The best, really. How do I mean?

In January I received the Eckelberry Fellowship. In March I signed my first children’s book illustration contract. In May I got married, and traveled to Costa Rica and drew birds. In November I signed my second picture book contract! These books will be my first-ever books in print. If you know me, you know this is a dream come true—times two.

The books are:

The Secret Life of the Red Fox, written by Laurence Pringle, will be published by Boyds Mills Press in spring 2017.

Belle’s Journey, written by Rob Bierregaard, will be published by Charlesbridge in spring 2018.

I’ve been working on sketches for Red Fox, which I will post here shortly (after I complete the final edits). I want to take you through the whole process. I hope you’ll join me on my journey to publication.

Team Red Fox: Tim Gillner, Kate Garchinsky, Laurence Pringle, and Mary Colgan at Boyds Mills Press

Team Red Fox: Tim Gillner, Kate Garchinsky, Laurence Pringle, and Mary Colgan at Boyds Mills Press <3