It’s All About the Cake: Day 3 and the Urban Wolf (aka Andrea Zuill) says, “Goodbye ’til next year” from SCBWI Summer Conference 2013
P.S. From the editor (Chick Hen): Congratulations to all the Golden Kite nominees and awardees as well as Mo Willems for the Sid Fleischman Humor Award. A special hurrah! to Alexis O’Neill for Member of the Year. And, too, to the illustrator mentees! (Homer is an alum…).
Andrea was born in the agricultural town of Bakersfield, CA and moved to the San Diego area when she married. For 20 years she owned and ran a sign and graphics company. At the same time Andrea created oil paintings. She’s still painting and her work shows in galleries in California, Texas and New York. Andrea’s work has exhibited in the San Diego Museum of Art and the Brand Library gallery, where she won the Disney Imagineering award. In about 2006 she started a series of art prints which portrayed funny and somewhat cranky characters that she sells on Etsy (the online handmade store) and at art festivals. Andrea’s blog has given her a forum where she can exercise her funny bone. Besides writing articles about crafting, she writes and illustrates some very goofy stories. With everything she has learned from her blog, and her love of creating silly artwork, Andrea knew that she wanted to be involved in children’s books. A member of the SCBWI, she won the 2010 SCBWI Mentorship award. Andrea Zuil is the 2013 Golden Gate Portfolio Award winner.