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.
2012 SCBWI LA Conference Portfolio Honor Award
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI),
International and Western Washington Chapters
Graphic Artists Guild, New York/Seattle