I've always been an artist and writer in a family of artists and writers; my first (so far my only) published poem was completed when I was in the fifth grade. After some time had passed, I started my work career as an editorial assistant in a university publications office, proofreading anthropological abstracts about pot shards, and quickly decided that the office graphic designer was having a better time, so I switched. I've worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and editor for about 25 years and along the way I returned to art school to study painting, which was a hugely enjoyable experience.
Several years ago I began work on writing and illustrating a mid-grade adventure chapter book which has undergone many revisions and is now ready to be sent out again; I'm also working on two picture book projects and learning how to adapt my advertising illustration skills to effective story-telling in the kid's book world. I was recently a co-writer on one of the stories in Three Classic Children's Stories published by Pomegranate Press, and was illustrator of the 2012 picture book Land of Dreams from Australian publisher 40South.
Member since 2005
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