Monday, August 24, 2009
Colorado Author and Illustrator -- Mark Ludy
Today's author, Mark Ludy, is a man of many talents. Writer and illustrator of his own line of children's books, published by his Green Pastures Publishing Co., Mark is also a talented speaker. The motivational presentation he did for Northern Colorado Writers a year ago was excellent. I came away thinking Mark could do anything (and that maybe I could, too).
And then there's the coffee shop, Loodles, which has a media room for presentations and art demonstrations and book displays, and that secret room where Mark works on his new projects. About once a week, this talented man gives drawing demonstrations on a big screen, something I'm looking forward to seeing when I drive to Loodles to do my kidlet Christmas book shopping.
More than anything, I wish I could show you some of the illustrations within these wonderful books. I've seen them and can guarantee that moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, will enjoy studying the artwork and reading the stories as much as your kids and grandkids (don't forget nieces and nephews) will.
The books are available from Mark's website as well as online booksellers where you'll find a synopsis and reviews on each. The titles to look for are: The Grump, The Flower Man, When I Was a Girl ... I Dreamed, When I Was a Boy ... I Dreamed, The Farmer, Jujo: Of the Jungle. The five covers I've included here should at least give you a hint of what you can look forward to when you read a Mark Ludy book.