Mark Pett

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THIS IS MY BOOK! behind the scenes

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 | 5 comments

THIS IS MY BOOK! behind the scenes

It’s almost here! Tomorrow my new book, THIS IS MY BOOK!, releases in bookstores nationwide! I, for one, enjoy seeing a wee bit of the process that goes into making a book. So, to get everyone ready for the big event, I’m posting some behind the scenes photos from producing final art of the book’s two main characters: The Author (moi), and the Panda (Spike). I love seeing these...

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THIS IS MY BOOK! comes out next week, September 6th, 2016

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 | 4 comments

THIS IS MY BOOK! comes out next week, September 6th, 2016

I am thrilled (and terrified) to announce the impending release of my new book, THIS IS MY BOOK! This one is especially personal because it stars ME as the author and illustrator of the book. As the author and illustrator, I become extremely frustrated when my freshly drawn helper panda, Spike, does not follow my rules for the book. He starts by coloring on my clean white pages, then adding...

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The Annual Zip Code Trip

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 | 7 comments

The Annual Zip Code Trip

The Pett Family has an annual tradition. Every year, on February 19th, we put the numbers zero through nine into a hat. We draw a number out, write it down, and put it back in the hat. We repeat this until we have five numbers. Whatever zip code that is, we must visit sometime in the next year. As you can imagine, this has led to some interesting vacation destinations over the years: Cedar...

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Authorstrator

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 | 4 comments

Authorstrator

If you’re like me, you wonder about the origins of things. How did we evolve from single-celled organisms into such wonderfully complex human forms? Whence did the seeds of civilization first take hold? From whose brilliant mind did the idea for Squeez Bacon come? Similarly, you may be wondering about the term “authorstrator,” the catch-all moniker I have chosen for this site du web. It happened...

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Farewell Old Site. Hello New!

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 | 6 comments

Farewell Old Site. Hello New!

It is with bittersweetness that I say a hearty farewell to my old web site. Mind you, I do not share the bitter part with some friends of mine. For instance, my good friend (and sensational author) Sara Zarr remarked that it looked like I created it on Angelfire in the ’90s. Perhaps it was the heavy use of black. Perhaps it was the copious Kurt Cobain references. I don’t know. I do...

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