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Behind the scenes of a mother & daughter's humorous journey in creating new characters, writing, illustrating,
& self publishing a children's book.

February 21, 2017

My bedroom held a well-stocked bar filled with Pepsi. The room, 29 feet long, must have been the scene of some pretty wild parties by the original owner. Or maybe they just wanted to keep their martinis within reach. 

But for me, the space was my refuge. Here, I escaped to think of an idea to...

February 13, 2017

The idea of creating a new character became a much quieter voice in my head. Replacing it came freelancing, two children, a husband, designing luxury dollhouses and rose gardens.


February 6, 2017

"It's more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, 'What about lunch?'" 

I always worked better after lunch. In a think tank, needing to come up with a dynamite hit, well...sure put a lot of pressure on a girl. A hamburger helped.

I began...

February 3, 2017

Think tank: "A group organized to provide information and ideas." (In other words, come up with an idea that makes the company LOTS of money). 

We artists were jealous of Hallmark. Their company treated the artists every morning to a rolling cart filled with donuts, danish, and cinnamon ro...

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Author, Kelly Tooman with illustrator,

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