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As a shy kid, I sought refuge in quiet corners where I would draw and paint and study picture books, which opened a world of imagination and far away places I longed to go to. One of my favorite books was The Illustrated Treasury of Children’s Literature, a collection of classic folk tales, fables, songs and poems from around the world. This book still sits on my shelf along with others that I’ve collected over time.
After college I worked for many years as a graphic designer, and for a short while as an art director.
When I got married and began raising a family I painted wall murals and did other odd jobs. I was even an assistant kindergarten teacher.
But my dream job was to illustrate children’s books.
Now that my kids are grown, I’m blessed with the opportunity to illustrate as a full-time career! So far I’ve illustrated three picture books published in 2018 and early 2019. Most of what I’ve learned has been through the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a wonderful organization of authors, illustrators, agents, editors and publishers who craft books for young audiences in several genres and languages. I am very grateful to SCBWI, and hope to pour the same passion into others who dream about writing and illustrating.
I am currently seeking representation. If you have questions or would like to chat, I would love to hear from you!