Creating a book is my favorite thing to make in the whole wide world.
I think it started in 4th grade with one of my favorite teachers, Miss Kenniston. As a class we wrote, collected & illustrated a poster sized collaborative book of poems. I fell in love with the process. I loved it so much it's even become my career for the past 20 years. Wait, what?
During the course of my career, I've learned from the best & brightest editors & art directors in children's publishing. I'm thankful to them for teaching me how to make picture books & nurturing my story making skills. I've learned so much. I'm so lucky, too.
I've illustrated over 20 picture books & written & edited a few along the way too. For me there is nothing as satisfying as creating characters with spirit. Translating this onto a 2 dimensional page and getting it right is pure magic! Meet some of my favorite picture book characters below.