Monday, August 1, 2022


Coming Soon! 9.2.22 

Ski Bird and Powder Piggy: Race to the Top

SKI BIRD AND POWDER PIGGY: RACE TO THE TOP, written and illustrated by Julianne Stokes will be released this Labor Day Weekend! Stokes will be touring stores in Aspen during the month of September to celebrate her third children’s picture book.  You can follow Stokes on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 


 SKI BIRD AND POWDER PIGGY: RACE TO THE TOP will be available on Amazon and in select stores.

Ski Bird and Powder Piggy: Race to the Top Book Launch Tour 

Julianne Stokes is excited to visit her favorite shops in Aspen to share her new children’s picture book!  All events are free. Complementary goodies at The Aspen Emporium.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase at Harper and Hudson.  

When: Sunday, September 4, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Book Launch Party

Where: The Aspen Emporium and Flying Circus 315 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611 

When: Saturday, September 10, 11:00 am Storytime followed by book signing until 1:00pm

Where: Explore Booksellers, 221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611 (masks required indoors) 

When: Sunday, September 25, 3:00 pm Book reading followed by Q&A and book signing with the author/illustrator.  

Where: Harper and Hudson, 409 S Hunter St, Aspen, CO 81611

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Keep On Keeping On

Quick update on what I have been up to...

December of 2018 Explore Booksellers in Aspen, Colorado called on 6 local children's book authors, including myself to hold an event at the bookstore.  We kept in touch and are now 7 women who empower each other, learn from our different experiences, and move forward together in this world of self publishing.  We call ourselves Aspen Authors.  We even managed to through together a little website! 

We graced Explore Booksellers with our presence again this past December 2019!

On my writing and illustrating front I have been working on numerous illustrations for a mountain inspired book/series.  I am most likely not going to publish it until next ski season as I don't want to rush and I want everything to be just right.  Since it is a series I need to make sure I am consistent.

I have also been working on "Food is Fuel."  I put it off for some time because I thought I would need to become a nutritionist to write the book.  I have been advised that that is not necessarily true.  I feel a need and a trend for healthy books.  That is also what I am passionate about so it is only natural for me to proceed.  I was stuck for a while on what the book will look like, but it is becoming more clear and I look forward to seeing it grow.

I also make cute little hand painted cards for the Emporium and Flying Circus in Aspen, Colorado.  I feel as though creating the cards give me a break from my current work and help me expand my creative mind.   The Emporium is always very supportive of me and my books.  I love attending their holiday open house every December.  Just walking around the Emporium and taking in all of the local talent is inspiring.

Emporium and Flying Circus December 2019

Aspen Authors at Explore Booksellers December 2018
Photo Credit: Craig Turpin Aspen Daily News

Aspen Authors at Explore Booksellers December 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Planning Summer 2019

Summer 2019 is just around the corner! 

Contact me today to be included on my Summer 2019 Book Tour in 

New Jersey and Colorado! 


 Don't hesitate to email me at 

I can read and sign my books, "ABC Healthy" and "Dolphins Don't Eat Donuts." I provide coloring pages for my events.  If allowed at your store or library I will also bring a healthy refreshment.

Events perfect for ages 0-8 or anyone interested in meeting an author and illustrator.


Friday, December 21, 2018

Happy Winter!

Happy Winter! If you are in #aspen tomorrow, Saturday, December 22, stop by #explorebooksellers from 10am-1pm to get a signed #dolphinsdonteatdonuts or #abchealthy book! I will be there with other #childrensbookauthors and #childrensbookillustrators