Thank you for visiting my website!

I’m an author and illustrator who is passionate about writing and illustrating for children. My earliest art experiences were as a child keeping busy drawing and looking at picture books.  Arty the Smarty and The Story of Ping were two of my favorites!  Since then I’ve been busy creating art and was considered a Master Artist from the American Juried Art Salon, a member of the Portrait Society of America, and the Oil Painters of America. My paintings have been in galleries, such as Jura Silverman’s Gallery and Jean Stephen’s Gallery, as well as private collections.

I’m a member of SCBWI (Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators) and this year I was lucky to be chosen to work with SCBWI mentor Michael Kress-Russick (www.michaelkress-russick.com). This past year I attended conferences in New York, LA, Naperville, and Wisconsin.  SCBWI is a great organization and I highly recommend it!

My writing experiences include working as a technical writer. My degree is in business with an English emphasis from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. If you have any questions or comments about art or writing for children, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks again for visiting.