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Terri Murphy has art, will travel!

I'm proud of my friend and colleague, Terri Murphy, who has been experiencing a lot of well-deserved success of late. You can read my June 2012 interview of Terri Murphy HERE, but please allow me to brag about her one more time. Terri snagged the plum assignment of illustrating some of the Illinois Library Association's Have Book-Will Travel!, iREAD®'s 2013 theme posters. You're looking at one of them now. I love Terri's distinctive style of illustration. It's so strong that I always recognize it, wherever I see it. And now, Terri featured in the ILA's newsletter. Way to go, Terri! (Read the article.)

She says, "If your school or library ever wants to book an illustrator, you know who to call: Have art, will travel!"

Learn more about Terri Murphy and her illustrator presentations HERE, on her Web site.

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