⚡TAKE THE COLORING CHALLENGE!⚡

COLORING CHALLENGE Think You Can Color All 10 Scenes? Last week I launched my Look & Find Coloring Book, which features 10 colorable look & find scenes. With over 100 drawings on each page, the Look & Find Coloring Book makes a fun challenge for both children and adults. Check out the Look & Find … Continue reading

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NEW COLORING BOOK

One time I launched a LOOK & FIND COLORING BOOK and that time is right now.

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Free Children’s Book Giveaway!

Did you know that this is Children’s Book Week? It’s happening right now! I’ve enjoyed far too many children’s books to list them all here, but I want to hear about your favorites. Comment with your favorite children’s book at Jess Smart Smiley for a chance to win a signed copy of “Rumpus on the Run”!

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BOOK SIGNING TODAY!

Today I will be signing books at the Murray, UT Barnes & Noble from 12-4pm. Come say hi and meet my newest monsters!

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SPOOKY BOOK PARTY TONIGHT!

ATTENTION UTAH SPOOKSTERS: Come celebrate the release of SPOOKY SLEEPOVER by making comics, playing games, and meeting The Rumpus! TONIGHT from 6-8pm at Dragons Keep in Provo, UT. See you tonight! (Click for more info)

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HALLOWEEN BOOKS/EVENTS

HAPPY OCTOBER! Halloween is in the air and I’m happy to celebrate with my 4 Halloween-themed books: “Rumpus on the Run“, “10 Little Monsters Visit Oregon“, “Spooky Sleepover” and “Upside Down: A Vampire Tale“. I’m involved in a few October events, where I’ll have books and drawings available for purchase. Come say hi and pick … Continue reading

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LOOKING BACK AT 2013

YEAR IN REVIEW 2013 has been quite a year! I’m so grateful for the opportunity I have to work in a field that I love and to put more of my favorite pictures and ideas into the world. Here are a few project highlights from the year: Life, the Universe and Everything This was my … Continue reading

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AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA / BOOK SIGNING

The Orem Public Library is hosting its annual Author Extravaganza this Saturday morning! Join me (Jess Smart Smiley), Ally Condie (Matched), Camron Wright (The Rent Collector), and Brodi Ashton (Everneath) for a book and author festival, featuring a panel discussion and book signing. Copies of my books Upside Down: A Vampire Tale and Rumpus on the Run will … Continue reading

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CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW: RUMPUS ON THE RUN

“Illustrator and writer Jess Smart Smiley has come up with a special mission for your monster aficionados. The terribly troublesome Rumpus is on the move through each of Jess’s crazily colorful spreads. It’s your young reader’s job to find Rumpus and his eggs, as well as other cleverly hidden objects, before he can cause complete chaos. It’s not an … Continue reading

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HELLO. MY NAME IS JESS SMART SMILEY & I MAKE RAD PICTURES.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or are trying to figure out who I am and what I do: this post is for you. HELLO. MY NAME IS JESS SMART SMILEY & I MAKE RAD PICTURES. Drawing and writing have always been my biggest passions. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to … Continue reading

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