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 be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. With friends.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Freedom to travel and learn.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Ice cream.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing.

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