A little about me . . .
With a unique blend of counseling and fine art degrees, I write and illustrate children’s picture books that encourage emotional intelligence and resilience through humor and imagination.
BFA in Art and Teaching Certification from the University of Michigan
Master’s Degree in Counseling from Central Michigan University (Licensed Professional Counselor)
A current member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators since 2006
Past Assistant Illustrator Coordinator with the SCBWI San Francisco-North Bay Region:
– Selected to join the Illustrators Mentor Program sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI in Colorado
– Participated in a contest and my illustration was accepted into the Rocky Mountain-SCBWI 2015 calendar
– Previously facilitated two monthly author/illustrator critique groups through SCBWI in Colorado
Recently I have relocated to Boone, North Carolina with my husband Terry and a newly adopted 4 year old german shepherd named Greta, who keeps me company in my art studio. Our children are young professionals residing in Washington DC and Denver CO. When I am not working on my latest book we can be found hiking the trails of North Carolina or enjoying the many activities that this region has to offer.