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First look at STACK THE CATS! & autumn check-in!

November 1st, 2016

Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani

Are you ready? My debut picture book as author-illustrator – Stack the Cats – is now available for pre-order on Amazon from Abrams Books! I’ll have it available in my shop after its release date of May 2017, and there will be incentives to order directly from me (like autographed books with a one-of-a-kind cat drawing!) and a couple book launch events, so please stay tuned!

What Will Grow? — my next picture book with amazing nature writer Jennifer Ward — is a completely different kind of book, and also available for pre-order (and comes out a little sooner, February 2017.)

It’s been awhile since I updated the blog — I’m so sorry. I’ve just been SO busy! Speaking of picture books, I was honored and astounded to be selected as a winner of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Portfolio Mentorship Award for 2016! Working closely with the mentors at the SCBWI conference in Los Angeles was one of the highlights of my year and an amazing learning opportunity. For those looking to get into the world of children’s books, you must join SCBWI — it’s an incredible organization I’m so proud to be part of!

Those following me on social media know I’ve been standing up for my art while curating art shows while illustrating magazines while appearing on the news while designing new products and shipping orders while painting new paintings while traveling, doing craft shows, attending conferences, writing books,… if I haven’t updated here in awhile, it’s just because I’m only one person!

Snail Mail enamel pins (and other pins) are new in the shop!
Snail Mail Enamel Pin by Susie Ghahremani (http://shop.boygirlparty.com)

Artwork from my art show Flora at Land is almost completely sold out (one small piece remaining).
Susie Ghahremani artwork for Flora at Land FloraAtLand

Upcoming events:
December 3rd: The annual POST IT SHOW curated by Mark Todd and Esther Watson at Giant Robot, Los Angeles! $25 per drawing, fun make & take art show!
December 10th: Makers Arcade at Broadway Pier, San Diego — Craft show featuring tons of local artists (including me!)
December 11th: Craft and Draft at the Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego — Craft show with craft beer in my neighborhood!
February 2017: What Will Grow? is released!
March 2017: Solo show coming to Giant Robot Los Angeles!
May 2017: Stack the Cats! is released!

See? Busy!

I’ll have more holiday info to post soon, but thought I’d post that first preview of Stack the Cats — I’m SO excited about it and hope you are, too!

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