Thank you for visiting. I put together this site to share with you my passion for children’s picture books.

A little bit about me…

I grew up in the sleepy mountains of West Virginia where I spent much of my childhood gallivanting through verdant forests and trudging through creeks and fields. I lived in a neighborhood that feels increasingly hard to find today- a place where everyone knew each other and children roamed free in a wild, lush arena where they'd stumble often, interact, and explore. It was during this period of my life that my senses awakened to the wonders of our universe, and where I began to contemplate my own place within it.

To me, picture books evoke this period of awakening in a child’s mind. As language becomes defined, the synthesis of words and images gives children the space to craft their own meaning. Picture books stimulate and shape the child’s imagination.

I spent many years as a professional designer (architecture and product design) before I returned to my love of writing and illustration. A perfect day for me starts with an early morning walk through my neighborhood, followed by painting, writing, tea, and chocolate.

I live in Northern California with my husband David, and my children Oliver and Sabrina.

My mom, my sister and me. circa 1981.

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