Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ruth McNally Barshaw: Conference Illustrator Journal #LA14SCBWI

About Ruth:

Author and illustrator Ruth McNally Barshaw worked in advertising and won big bucks creating grand prize winning entries for national essay contests (Kudos, Suave, American Library Association, Stouffers, Robitussin...) before getting into kids' books. Sketch-journaling the 2005 SCBWI Winter Conference directly led to her getting published. Her sixth Ellie McDoodle book comes out this September with Bloomsbury, and she's illustrating a picturebook for Sleeping Bear Press for 2015. See her work at

Author and Illustrator Ruth McNally Barshaw

An example of Ruth's illustrations, the cover for her "The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: The Show Must Go On"


  1. Good to see you doing your thing again in LA, Ruth! I'm back home in PA, enjoying the posts!

  2. LOVE this! Ruth--you're a genius with a sketchbook. Looking forward to ELLIE #6! Wish I could have been in LA! xo

  3. Ruth, your sketch books are the next best thing to being there.

  4. What fun for you to share your sketchings, Ruth. It's even more fun sitting near you while you're doing them. Congrats on the blogspot.