Lisze Bechtold

Author, Illustrator, Animator

Unflappable Sally finds creative solutions to improbable disasters.

WRITING ADVICE --favorites used most often, culled from decades of workshops, posted sporadically


April 24, 2012

Tags: books, children, parenting, animation, illustrating, writing, drawing, characters, good enough, perfection, procrastination

One of the most compelling things I've learned from watching Chef Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" is to not send sub par food out of the kitchen. But when is a work of art good enough? Sometimes not sending work out means a missed opportunity. Sometimes showing work too soon invites overwhelming criticism. Sometimes quality is just a matter of opinion. (more…)

Selected Works

Leveled Reader
Buster tries to help a homeless kitten, over the objections of his friends.
A very shy dog finds his special skill in a house full of outgoing pets.
Picture Book
Sally the duck is challenged by a pair of unruly purple socks.
A vain cat discovers a new talent
Sassy Toots invites herself into a house that already has three cats.
Early Chapter Book
An excessively shy dog finds his place in a new home.
Big sister Phoebe takes advantage of Busterís gullibility.

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