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January’s Topic—Success Panel: How a Writer and Writer/Illustrator Got Their Starts
When you look at someone's success story, do you ever wonder about the journey? Cat Winters will talk about her "overnight" success story that took years. Author-illustrator Nicole Rubel will share insights into her career journey that include over 60 books, including the Rotten Ralph Series.
critically acclaimed debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, was
named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book
of 2013, a YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, and a 2014
Oregon Spirit Book Award Winner. She is also the author of THE CURE FOR
DREAMING (Amulet Books/Oct. 2014), and her upcoming releases include THE
UNINVITED (William Morrow/2015), THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY (Amulet
Books/2016), and a short story in the YA horror anthology SLASHER GIRLS
& MONSTER BOYS (Dial/2015).
She lives outside of Portland with her husband and two kids. Visit her online at CatWinters.com.
Nicole Rubel is
an author/illustrator known for her uniquely colorful illustrations and
charming stories. She has over sixty books to her credit and is the
co-creator of the popular Rotten Ralph series.
Raised in Cora Gables, Florida, Ms.
Rubel received a Bachelor of Science in Art Teaching from the Boston
Museum School in association with Tufts University. Ms. Rubel’s art
style was inspired by the paintings of Henri Matisse and the art deco
architecture of her hometown of Miami. Her imaginative, poignant and
sometimes comical storylines are often derived from growing up with her
identical twin sister, Bonnie. As a child, she let her sister speak for
her. Through the encouragement of an insightful teacher, Ms. Rubel
learned to speak and write for herself. Therefore, a significant theme
in her stories is finding oneself and learning to express one’s feelings
She currently resides with her husband on a farm in Aurora.
Date - 01/17/2015 Time - 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm, doors open at 2:00
Location - TaborSpace, The Annex 5441 SE Belmont St. - Portland, OR 97215