Thank you for visiting my website!  I’m an author and illustrator who is passionate about creating books for children.

My paintings have been in galleries and I’ve been designated a Master Artist by the American Juried Art Salon. Through SCBWI  WI (Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators), I was delighted to be chosen to work with SCBWI mentor Michael Kress-Russick.

My degree is in business from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with an emphasis in English.  I’ve been a technical writer for over twenty-five years and have worked for companies such as Roche NibleGen, Philips Medical, and currently TDS Telecommunications.

I’m married, have three grown children, two young grandchildren, and one dog, Lexi, from the Humane society.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. I’d enjoy hearing from you.

I feel very fortunate to be represented by Steven Chudney of the Chudney Agency.

Best wishes,

Conferences and Workshops

  • SCBWI conferences:  New York, Los Angeles, Midwest, and Wisconsin
  • Member of 12×12
  • Awarded SCBWI Illustrator Mentorship
  • Society of Visual Storytellers
  • Workshops from Marks and Splashes
  • Write by the Lake – Writer’s Workshop and Retreat
  • Painting workshops with Diane Rath
  • Art classes at Madison Area Technical College, College of DuPage
  • Writing classes at University of Wisconsin