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Hi Y'all!
     If you're subscribed to my weekly Coloring Page Tuesday alerts this is your first edition of e's news - an e-newsletter covering the cool things going on in my corner of the children's book world. If you're not subscribed to the weekly alerts - maybe you'd like to know...
     I create a new coloring page every week, FREE for download (from my blog) for parents, teachers, librarians and booksellers to enjoy with their kids. I've been doing this for over two years now, so the collection has grown quite large. CLICK HERE to see all the fun images and maybe sign up to have Coloring Page Tuesdays go straight to your in-box every week!

     Thanks to all your enthusiasm, we are very quickly approaching 1,000 subscribers to Coloring Page Tuesdays and e's news! To help celebrate, the 1,000th subscriber will receive a free copy of my first picture book as both author AND illustrator when it comes out this Fall: Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón! The winner will get to choose the bilingual or all-English adaptation of this classic Appalachian Jack Tale.
     (Don't worry, I'll arrange a giveaway for all my current supporters when we get closer to the release date.)
     So, please keep spreading the love and let your friends know!
     Meanwhile, I'm busy illustrating The Twelve Days of Christmas in Georgia (Christmas 2010) written by my friend Susan Rosson Spain. Sterling Children's Books is doing one of these festive books for each state and I'm honored to be the illustrator for Georgia!
     I'm also having to do lots of fun research, visiting the sites I'll illustrate. Click here to read about my latest visit to the Habitat for Humanity Global Village in Americus, Georgia.

     I've got a lot of fun engagements coming up - so mark your calendar!
Decatur Book Festival, September 5-6th in Decatur, Georgia, Children's Stage 12:00 Sunday - My first public reading of Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón!
Georgia Literary Festival, October 17th in Rome, Georgia. Again I'll share Soap and maybe give away some rubber duckies!
Savannah Children's Book Festival, November 14th in Savannah, Georgia - What a great town for a book festival! I'll post my speaking time as I get more info.
John C. Campbell Folk School, December 4-6th, Brasstown, North Carolina - I'll teach "Creating Children's Picture Books" again this year. Click here to request a catalogue or visit the Folk School online.

Note: Storybook Look will be in town for the Decatur Book Festival! Details soon...

     I was recently invited to be on the Board for the Georgia Center for the Book. I am the first children's book respresentative to ever be on this board so am completely thrilled by the opportunity to be a strong advocate for children's literature in my state!

     Do you follow my blog (CLICK HERE)? That's where you'll find my Coloring Page Tuesdays, contributions to Illustration Friday, Blog Book Tours (interviews with authors and illustrators), movie and book reviews, marketing and illustration tips under Method, Events and Big News (mine and the industry's), and general things I just find interesting.
     Some of this week's subjects were...
     Habitat for Humanity's Global Village
     Whimsical Fairy Garden - bird houses and more!
     Art Demo with Bill Farnsworth
     My talk at the Alliance Theatre, Institute for Educators
     Publishing Jobs!
     "But Who Will Bell the Cats?" - awesome 3-D children's book art

     New! Click the image to the right to go to my Visits page and see me in action at a recent school visit in Alabama (about 4.5 minutes long). A steady-handed librarian with our new flip video recorded this - not bad for a first run!
     I also offer Virtual Visits using Skype! Let's make technology work for us in an interesting (and less expensive) new way! (CLICK HERE to read about my first Virtual School Visit .)
     The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) has made it easier to find authors available to speak in the South through SIBA STARS - check it out!
      An author or illustrator visit can be a profound experience for students (and adults), and new grant money is available, so if you would like to invite me to speak at your school or event, learn more at http://dulemba.com/index_visits.html or email me at elizabeth@dulemba.com.
      It's a great time to schedule for the Fall! CLICK HERE to view my current schedule of events.

     The Southern region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has a new look! Click the logo to learn about the incredible community of children's book creators in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. If you join SCBWI National, you automatically become a member of your local chapter, and I'm especially proud of ours. (It has nothing to do with the fact that I'm this region's Illustrators' Coordinator - ha!)
     CLICK HERE to read about our 2009 Children's Book Illustrators' Gallery Show during the Decatur Art's Festival's opening night ArtWalk.

     I've read too many good books recently to pick just one. Luckily, I interviewed several of the authors, such as Michelle Knudsen, Kim Norman, Sarah Dillard, and Terra Elan McVoy. So CLICK HERE to get some behind the scenes conversations with some of my favorite authors!

     It's been fun watching the subscription numbers to dulemba.com go up so radically lately. I truly appreciate your continued interest in me and my books and hope you'll invite your friends and family to sign up for my newsletter as well. You can also subscribe to my blog or follow me on:
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Thanks Y'all! - e

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