Elise Parsley to speak on campus Nov. 28

Tuesday, Nov. 28 | 9-10:15 a.m. | King Hall 115 Elise Parsley, MSUM alumna and New York Times best selling children’s book author and illustrator, will be speaking on campus Tuesday, Nov. 28, 9-10:15 a.m. Her talk is titled, “From Graduation to Publication (and all the uninteresting and hard work in between).” The talk will take place in King Hall […]

Zandbroz author event with Elise Parsley

Saturday, Aug. 26 | 1 p.m. | Zandbroz Variety On Saturday, August 26, Zandbroz Variety will hold an author event with Elise Parsley, MSUM alumna and author of “If You Ever Want to Bring Your Alligator to School, Don’t!”, “If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t!” and “If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano […]

Illustrative career: Conference for children’s book illustrators, writers provides inspiration for local artists

By MeLissa Kossick / The Arts Partnership on Sep 14, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. FARGO – Authors only tell half of the story, says illustrator Elise Parsley. “Children’s picture books are unique in that a reader wouldn’t understand the entire story by only reading the text; similarly, a reader wouldn’t understand the whole story through just the pictures,” says the […]

Alumna Elise Parsley’s children’s book listed on New York Times best sellers list

Elise Parsley (’11), a student from the School of Visual Arts, has published an illustrated book with the title, “If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!”  The book has just been listed on the New York Times best sellers list for the category of children’s pictures books. For more information, see: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2015-09-06/picture-books/list.html

2011 illustration grad signs major book deal

This article is from publishersweekly.com. By Sally Lodge It’s a true story that reads like fiction – and it’s one that should raise the spirits of any aspiring author. Elise Parsley, a 27-year-old piano teacher in Plymouth, Minn., leapt from being an unpublished, agentless author-illustrator to one with both an agent and a book contract in three days. The quick-fire […]