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April 29, 2020

I couldn't be more thrilled that my book, Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell is featured (& reviewed) on the homepage of the legendary singer/songwriter's very own website. Please take a look! While you're there, buy a copy or 2 (or 3 or 4...). Big Love, Selina

July 7, 2019

Hi there! Just a quick update about my involvement in the Children's Book Mural at the Brooklyn Public Library. Seven illustrators (Stephen Savage, Javaka Steptoe, Yuyi Morales, Paul O. Zelinsky, Sophie Blackall, Christopher Meyers and myself) created seven unique pane...

January 9, 2019

I created a body of personal work connected to - but very different from - the illustrations I did for my Joni Mitchell picture book (to be published January 2020, HarperCollins). The show is hanging at Diana Kane Boutique in Park Slope through February 2019. 17 of the...

December 29, 2017

I'm very pleased to announce my new book coming out in January, 2018! It is a poetry collaboration between Irene Latham & Charles Waters and illustrated by me & Sean Qualls.

December 8, 2017

It was a true honor to illustrate the cover for The New York Times Fall Children's Books. Sean and I placed our two main characters from Why Am I Me? waiting on a bench, together with their parents, reading books (of course). It was fun to create a new season...

November 8, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017 I will be at the Brooklyn Museum Book Fair from noon - 4pm. Please come by! 

Why Am I Me? is an invitation to reflect and connected and to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we. Our book about empathy has landed on bookshelves and in classrooms just in time for important back-to-school discussions about identity. We are thrilled...

September 16, 2016

Back-to-school schedule of events are in! 

Here's where you can find me this fall:

Feminist Icon Art Show / Art Slope

Diana Kane Gallery

Opening: Saturday, September 17, 2016


MICA /  Presentation & Critiques

Baltimore, Maryland

September 29, 2016

Greenpoint Library


June 8, 2016

How will I be spending my birthday this Saturday, 6/11?


Why, at the13th annual
in New York City, that's how!

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