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Illustrator Coordinator of the San Francisco Region

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Illustrator

Say Something

Illustrator

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Based on a true story, Cynthia ...

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Based on a true story, Cynthia Chin-Lee has written a splendid and touching story about a real family, and the real implications of the struggle for equality, with beautiful and captivating illustrations by Lea Lyon.

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Award Winning Team: This will be a hardcover, full-color, beautifully illustrated children's picture book, written and illustrated by an award winning team of Cynthia Chin-Lee, writer and Lea Lyon, illustrator.
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We have been huge fans of Lea Lyon for a long time and we are absolutely elated to have her working with us on this wonderful project. Click here to read an article about her on the Reach And Teach web site.
From Lea Lyon's Web Site:
Lea Lyon is an award-winning children's book illustrator, painting teacher and portrait artist who has made a childhood dream come true.
Lea loved to draw and paint as a child. She took art classes from a tiny white-haired artist who had converted her garage into a magical children's painting studio. Lea graduated to oil paints when she was 11. And - she wanted to be a children's book illustrator when she grew up. But life, as it often does, got in the way; College, raising a family, running a small doll and puppet business, then back to school for an MBA and into the corporate world. Now, at long last, Lea is a children's book illustrator. She is an active member of The SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.) Her illustration portfolios won awards twice at SCBWI National Conferences. As the Illustrator Coordinator of the San Francisco region of SCBWI she coordinates events for Bay Area illustrators.


We were so honored when Cynthia ...

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We were so honored when Cynthia Chin-Lee offered us the opportunity to publish this book and were incredibly thrilled when Lea Lyon agreed to do the illustrations.

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Cynthia's book, based on a wonderful true story and illustrated with warmth and love by Lea Lyon, is one that can help us learn about, value, and support all families.
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Lea Lyon is an award-winning children's book illustrator, painting teacher and portrait artist who has made a childhood dream come true. She wanted to be a children's book illustrator, but as an adult did many other things instead, including getting an MBA and working in hi tech.
Now, at long last, Lea is a children's book illustrator with four published trade picture
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Lea's most recent book, "The Miracle Jar," is a Chanukah picture book by New York Times best-selling author Audrey Penn. (Tanglewood Books, 2008) It came out in paper back in October, 2010.
Lea is an active member of The SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.) She is the Illustrator Coordinator of the San Francisco region of SCBWI


Say Something by Peggy Moss

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Lea Lyon, illustrator of Say Something, now juggles her work in the business world with her love of painting, takes numerous painting and drawing classes, and even meets with a group of five women every week to paint and talk about their work. Her illustration portfolio has won awards twice at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conferences. This is her first children's trade book. Lea lives in Richmond, California.


Tilbury House Publishers ยป Say Something

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Illustrator: Lea Lyon

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Lea loved to draw and paint as a child, and she wanted to be a children's book illustrator. She ended up raising a family, going back to school for an MBA, and working in the corporate world, but she kept painting. Now, at long last, Lea is a children's book illustrator with five published picture books: Say Something, Playing War, Keep Your Ear on the Ball (all with Tilbury), The Miracle Jar, and Operation Marriage. She lives in Richmond, California


Lea Lyon, San Francisco illustrators' day coordinator

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Lea Lyon

San Francisco illustrators' day coordinator
As a child Lea wanted to be a children's book illustrator when she grew up.Then she grew up and forgot all about her dream.Although she took many art classes and painted in oils in Jr. High and high school, her creative outlet while she was raising a family was making puppets, humorous dolls and soft sculpture mannequins, all of which she sold to stores.Eventually she went back to school, got an MBA and started working in the high tech field.
When she saw a listing in the UC Berkeley extension catalogue for a class in "Illustrating Children's Books" she remembered her dream and took the class.She joined SCBWI and has attended many conferences and workshops.She continues to take painting classes to hone her craft and also paints portraits of children.Her portfolio won awards twice at the National SCBWI conference and now she is a published illustrator.
Her dream has come true.
Lea has illustrated two award-winning picture books for Tilbury House Publishers.

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