I don't often sell my original artwork, but I'm auctioning one of my preparatory paintings for Baby Penguins Everywhere! to raise money for storm relief in NYC.

Proceeds go to Red Hook Initiative, a local youth and community development organization that is taking major responsiblity for relief efforts in Red Hook.

Please bid, and spread word of Storm Penguin throughout the land!

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Dear NYC: My book will be published December 6th, but I'm reading at two local events before the book comes out. Come get your signed copies early! We will eat goodies and get our pictures taken with Santa (at the first event anyway). I've always wanted to meet him!

December 2, 3pm
powerHouse Arena Kids Holiday Party
(with Carin Berger)
37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn

December 3, 2pm
JCC Holiday Book Fair
(with Ame Dyckman, Michael Leviton, and Jeanne C. Blackmore)
344 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 76th St.), Manhattan

powerHouse Kids Holiday Party

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I'm especially thankful this year.

Thankful for my family (especially when they're not thankful for me).

Thankful for my friends, some of whom came over yesterday and helped me start making a braided rug; it looks like a snake right now, but it will be fabulous.

Thankful for everyone who bid in my first-ever fundraising auction. (Congratulations to Jennifer Reinstein on winning Storm Penguin!)

Thankful for Red Hook Initiative, who've been taking such good care of people since the hurricane.

And thankful that my book is finally coming out. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you!