Author & Artist
IT'S LAUNCH DAY!
April 6, 2021
I am absolutely elated to be able to share this book with all of you!
My greatest wish is that the language and images in “Come in, Come in!” will inspire its readers to be part of creating a more accepting and welcoming world. I hope y’all enjoy the poetry and all of the special characters Nicky Mills and I created for you!
Spreading love through my art and words has been one of my life’s greatest missions, and knowing that my books help open minds and grow young imaginations is one of the greatest gifts I could possibly receive.
FACES: A LOVE STORY
December 15, 2020
Faces: A Love Story is a picture book for people of all ages featuring a simple text and full-color face illustrations of those we might see in our neighborhood, in the office or school, in the grocery store, on the playground, or on the street. Faces reflecting the image of God. Faces that remind us of our diversity and the stories we tell through colors, shapes, scars, ages, and expressions, now more than ever. And when life returns to normal, faces we cherish more than ever did before.
EL MEJOR DÍA
El Major Día is the Spanish translation of The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children. The Very Best Day introduces the practices for a Jesus-centered life for children ages 3–10 and their families. Using accessible language and age-appropriate themes, it specifically addresses children and the importance of rhythm and practice in their lives.
Roger is the #1 Bestselling author and illustrator of seven books including, The Painting Table, My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes., Faces: A Love Story, and El Major Día, the Spanish translation of The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children.
Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Roger had the privilege of painting with children who witnessed this tragic event. The experience profoundly affected him and convinced him to serve those who grieve with his writing and art.
Roger received the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent Award in 2014. The Order of the Silver Crescent is South Carolina’s highest civilian honor for exemplary performance, contribution and achievement within the community.
There is prayerful poetry woven through Roger’s work, a gentle reverence in his tone and posture toward the heartbroken. It’s Roger’s ambition to use art, color, and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing and hope in today’s hurting world.
Roger serves as the Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, TX, and is a member of the National Alliance of Grieving Children and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Roger lives with his wife and daughter just outside of Houston.
To learn more about Roger and follow his story, you can find him on Instagram @rogerhutchisonbooks - see Instagram feed below.