Jim Averbeck

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Jim Averbeck is the author of One Word from Sophia, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon! and Except If. He studied Children’s Book Writing and Illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco. You can visit him at JimAverbeck.com.

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An intrepid boy teams up with Alfred Hitchcock himself in A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT, a rollicking mystery rife with action, adventure, intrigue, and all the flavor of film noir.

My Life in 8 Words

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Jim Averbeck
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Probisco Ergo Sum. (I have schnoz, therefore I am.)

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jesus. I'd ask him to have a talk with some of his followers, to straighten a few things out.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That one lifetime is too short to do everything there is to do.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Superman.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Well respected indie movie star.

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