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Sequoyah Children’s Book Award

Date: April 3, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Recipient: Ursula Vernon

Sequoyah Award winning Children's author Ursula Vernon will accept her award and talk to children about her book Dragonbreath.

Ursula Vernon is the author and illustrator of Nurk, Digger, and the Dragonbreath series. The daughter of an artist, she spent her youth attempting to rebel and become a scientist, but eventually succumbed to the siren song of paint (although not before getting a degree in anthropology, because life isn’t complete without student loans, right?). Her work has been nominated for an Eisner award, “Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition,” received Junior Library Guild Premier Selection and Ursa Major awards, as well as a number of Webcomics Choice Awards, and a mention in the New York Times, which she did not get tattooed to her forehead, despite her mother’s insistence. In 2012, her comic "Digger" won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. Ursula grew up in Oregon and Arizona, went to college at Macalester College in Minnesota, and stayed there for ten years, until she finally learned to drive in deep snow and was obligated to leave the state. In addition to writing and making art, Ms. Vernon is an avid birdwatcher and fanatical gardener. Having moved across the country several times, she eventually settled in Pittsboro, North Carolina, where she works full-time as an artist and creator of oddities. She lives with her boyfriend, a beagle who worships her, a border collie who tolerates her, a small collection of cats, and an increasingly large pile of mulch.

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