"Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo" written by John Lithgow, illustrated by Leeza Hernandez is due for release (Simon&Schuster, Fall 2013).
"Dog Gone!" released June 2012.
"Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds" was announced as BookLinks' Lasting Connection 2011 for Mathematics - go bunnies!
Leeza was announced the grand prize winner of the art showcase at the Annual Winter Conference in NYC, 2011. And she is delighted!
For more than 17 years, Leeza has worked in the publishing industry as an art director, designer and illustrator — in the UK and USA. She has worked as a newspaper, magazine and book designer and nowadays, typography and illustration feed her passion for creativity.
In 2004, Leeza changed direction on her path of creativity and fell in love with children’s book illustration. She immediately joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)—as well as several local organizations to help better herself as an illustrator. During the process she discovered a love of writing, too.
At the 2009 Winter SCBWI New York conference, she was awarded the Tomie de Paola Portfolio Award and as a result, has signed her debut picture book contract with G P Putnam’s Sons/Penguin. Dog Gone! which is due out in the Spring of 2012. Other illustrated books include: Bored Bella Learns about Fiction and Non-Fiction (Picture Window Books, 2010) and Eat Your Math Homework (Charlesbridge, 2011).
She is the Regional Advisor for the New Jersey Chapter of SCBWi.
Member since 2004
Region: New Jersey
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