Colleen A.F. Venable

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in Walden, NY , The United States
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You might know me from such films as "Colleen's Fourth Birthday Party" and "Colleen Falls Down Over and Over Again While Ice Skating."

Day Job! Creative Director at Odd Dot
Other jobs! Writing books, making stuff, rescuing rabbits, being ridiculous

Fun facts!
-I have a huge connect-the-dots tattoo.
-I accidentally started an international holiday.
(See National Pancake Day or Lumberjack Day, every Sept 26)
-I once sang back-up on an album nominated for the Polka Grammy.
-I can't sing.
-When I was 18, I broke a national coed jump-rope record.

My graphic novel series Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye (illustrated by Stephanie Yue) was nominated for an Eisner for Best Publication for Kids and awarded “Best Book” recognition from Kirkus Reviews,
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The Gift

An orange

left on my

keyboard,

a bright ball

shoved between

enter and delete

where my fingers

grease the most.


Anonymous

sympathy, bribery,

or penance. I wasn’t

quite sure. Perhaps

it was by the only

person who knew

I hated oranges.



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“I've always been super aware that we could all die at any moment. This ceiling could fall. I could trip and land on this pen I'm holding. I could choke on my cold pasta lunch. I could be attacked by that pigeon eying me from my window sill. I could be shot...by a stranger...who lost something in their heart. Remember death is real. It's not scary. Living is the thing to care about. Don't hold grudges. Smile and make others smile as often as possible. Don't let jerks run the world.”
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“Writing picture books is like playing Tetris with only Z-pieces.”
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Oriana Oh Colleen, fabulous new pic!!


Jessica Love the new pic of you!


message 2: by Julie

Julie Martin your reading Specials! i want to get pretties and specials, i am reading uglies right now and i really like it. Is pritties and specials as good as uglies?


message 1: by adelina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:17AM)

adelina Cauliflower Vegetables Rock.


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