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Strum & The Wild Turkeys Press

Strum & The Wild Turkeys is a picture book illustrated by me, Alana McCarthy and written by Noa Daniel. The story is about finding your voice through a sense of belonging and the transformational power of music.

Released in Hardcover, April 30, 2021, Strum and the Wild Turkeys is available for purchase on AmazonIndigo, Barnes & Noble and at


Book Trailer for Strum and the Wild Turkeys

Dwight Powell & Maxi Kleber read Strum and the Wild Turkeys as part of the Dallas Mavericks Reading Program

Global TV - The Morning Show interview

CHCH interview on Morning Live with Annette Hamm

Global News Weekend with Mike Arsenault

Meet the Author and Illustrator of Strum and the Wild Turkeys - Alana McCarthy and Noa Daniel are interviewed by Ilene Winokur of Journeys to Belonging on YouTube

• Child's Life Magazine - Feature written by Justine Bicknell

CBC - Interview >  Here and Now Toronto with Gill Deacon - May 5, 2021: A peacock and a pack of wild turkeys inspires Noa Daniel to write a book for the classroom.

Geeky Pet Press

Geeky Pet  is a series of pop-culture pet portraits painted by me, Alana McCarthy. They went viral on the internet back in 2012. Featured on Buzzfeed, The Mary Sue and I Can Haz Cheezburger.  They even got a nod from Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. when he posted my Catvengers piece to his Facebook page.

• Geeky Pet on Etsy - Shop prints, stickers, undies and more

• Interview on Innerspace - Morgan Hoffman from The Space Channel's Innerspace Show interviewing Alana McCarthy

• Worship the Brand - Super Cats: The Fan-tastic World of Alana McCarthy's                 Geeky Pet Art

• Whiskey With My Book - Interview with Alana McCarthy

• The Art Hunters 

• Trend Hunters 

• Geek With Envy

• Catster


Other press + links

More Press

• A Firefly's Journey - Book Trib book review 

You can find more of my work on these other platforms

 Working Not Working

• Behance

• Reedsy - Are you an illustrator or designer looking to work with independent writers? Click my Reedsy referral link and we both get $100 after you get your first job. I personally love Reedsy, I set my own rates and negotiate with the clients and Reedsy only takes 10%. I've done many picture books and book covers through their service.

• Wescover - Mural and chalk work

• Skillshare - Teaching illustration classes including Watercolour Pet Portraits: Likeness, Composition and Costuming

• TikTok - @AlanaMcCarthyArt

• Creative Lady Directory

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