I have been drawing since I started coloring on walls with my crayons. Later I took that talent to study graphic design at the University of Washington, which led to a career as a graphic designer and art director for several corporations.
I've always loved children's books and the idea of creating stories where anything is possible. My childhood, children, and travel all inspire my stories. My illustrative work is a mixture of colored pencil, watercolor, and other bits and pieces found in my studio. I write, draw, and play in New Suffolk, New York.
Picture Book Buzz with Maria Marshall, February 2017.
Sub It Club - Post Card Post with Dana Carey, April 2016.
A Friend for Mole story development with Kathy Temean, March 2016.
Fun interview with Joanna Marple from May 2014.
2012 SCBWI LA Conference Portfolio Honor Award
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI),
Metro New York, Long Island, and France.