The Escape Manual for Introverts
The Escape Manual for Introverts is a book I authored and illustrated that was published on August 6, 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing. A blend of humor and inspiration, The Escape Manual for Introverts explores the awkwardness of everyday life and guides readers through different scenarios with themed chapters ("Friends," "Relatives," "Strangers," etc.). Each chapter covers a range of situations, from an invitation to karaoke night to group lunchtime. Escapes and tips are offered for each scenario, like bringing odoriferous foods to lunch for a while, having a pet (real or imagined) that "requires" frequent check-ins, and even investing in a jet pack. This book features full-page illustrated spreads, hand-lettering, and spot illustrations. From the silly to the sincere, these clever, hilarious escape plans and bizarre excuses speak to the introvert in all of us.
Make Yourself Cozy
Make Yourself Cozy: A Guide for Practicing Self-Care is a book I authored and illustrated that was published on October 2, 2018 by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book about self-care shows readers how slow, cozy warmth can help them deal with the anxieties and challenges of everyday life. Filled with tips for creating the perfect atmosphere of coziness (super soft blankets, fluffy robes, and something binge-worthy on TV) as well as sweet, gentle prompts that inspire readers to fill in their own content (“Fill these clouds with words that make you feel light and free”), this book encourages all of us to slow down and find joy in the little things.
Don’t Worry Eat Cake
Don't Worry, Eat Cake: A Coloring Book to Help You Feel a Little Bit Better about Everything is a coloring book I authored and illustrated that was published in 2016 by Andrews McMeel Publishing. Inside are 99 hand-lettered illustrations to help you feel a little bit better about everything. Part humor and part inspiration all wrapped up into one, Don't Worry, Eat Cake encourages us not to worry about all of the shoulds in life, and reminds us that it's okay to just be. Good things still come to those who take naps!