So much news to share!

Rosie Sprout receives a star from Publishers Weekly!

★ “An accomplished debut….Wortche possesses both a refreshing directness and a willingness to trust her readers… This impressive new author is well served by Barton (Mine!), whose digital classroom sketches convey a tumult of emotion and have just the right amounts of energy and vulnerability.”
Publishers Weekly, October 24, 2011

Thank you, PW!

Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine by Allison Wortche, pictures by Patrice Barton, Alfred A. Knopf, on sale Dec. 13, 2011


MINE! was accepted into the Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibit 2011! Many Thanks to the jury! I’m delighted and honored and… okay, I cried a little bit when I heard the news. :) I traveled to NY with my best friend and fellow illustrator Laura Logan for the opening… just WOW! And bonus! We met and had lunch with all the folks from Random House/Knopf that I have been working with – what a wonderful, fun group!! So many memories to treasure forever!


Karen Henry Clark, author of Sweet Moon Baby has two author events this month. Wish I could go!

November 4, Friday at 10:30 AM
Barnes & Noble
HarMar Mall
2100 N. Snelling Ave.
Roseville, MN 55113

November 12, Saturday at !:00 PM
The Bookcase
607 E. Lake St.
Wayzata, MN 55391


  1. Oh Patty!!! I am so HAPPY for you on all of your great news!! Wahoooo! You are so deserving and I knew it was only a matter of time before the world discovered your unbelievable talent!! Congratulations!!

  2. A zillion and one Thanks, Phyllis! I very much appreciate your kind words. :)

  3. Congratulations on all counts!! Awesome praise for awesome work!!!!

  4. WOW- I am blown away- awesome!!!

  5. Contracts Patrice on your new book and its starred review!!! Also glad to hear the reception in NY was fun, and that you went. YAY!


  6. OOPS! That should have been "congrats!" Geesh…


  7. Thank you kindly, Elizabeth and Mai!!!

    Thank you, Shutta!! – for the "congrats" and finger crossed for more "contracts"!! :)


  8. Congratulations! You so deserve it. You are one of my favorite illustrators. You make my heart sing! :)

    Comment by Jenn Bontrager November 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm
  9. Oh, thank you, Jenn!!!

  10. Congratulations!Your illos are fantastic:)

  11. Such a fan of your work, you are truly a great artist, congratulation!!!!

  12. Super duper congratulations, Patrice..your work continues to inspire me and you deserve this!! Oh the book looks amazing!!

  13. Thank you Monica, Tamara, and Shirley!I appreciate your kind words!!

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