Drawing and horses were my great escapes as a youngster. I attended art college in York and Sunderland, UK. Then I left art college and ran away to sea. The Royal Navy taught me to be a graphic designer! Then I left the Navy and ran a print business in England.
Now I'm doing what I've always dreamed of - illustrating and writing children's books.
Originally I'm from Scarborough in Yorkshire, UK. I moved to America in 2000 and now I live and work in Maine USA where my hubby and me built a house. I still miss fish and chips and mushy peas, but I'm learning to love lobster. I have 2 dogs, 2 horses, a cat and several snow shovels.
If you'd like to talk to me about an illustration project, buy a book or just say 'hi' please email me at
Publishing clients include Charlesbridge, Makinac Island Press, Kane and Miller, Freespirit, Beacon Publishing, Reading A-Z and SCBWI.
'Hidden New Jersey' (by Linda Barth) Charlesbridge Publishing
'All Star Cheerleaders' Books 1-4 (by Anastasia Suen) Kane Miller
'How to Talk to an Autistic Kid' (by Daniel Stefanski) Free Spirit
'How to talk to an Autistic Kid' - Freespirit Publishing
Gold Medal Juvenile Non Fiction - Forewords BOTYA 2012
Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family 2011
Chicago Public Library 'Best of the Best' 2012
Charlotte/Mecklenburg Library 'Beehive' Best Books 2012
'The Ugly Duckling' - ebook
First place Utales.com classic tale 2011
'Why am I Here?' - Beacon Publishing
First Place Eric Hoffer Independent Book Award 2010 Children's Category
'Sabu and Me' - Alton Lane
Creative Child Magazine PB of the Year Award 2010
NESCBWI 2012 Poster Award 2nd Place
NESCBWI 2010 Poster Award, 2nd Place and 3rd place.
Mentorship: NVSCBWI 2010-2011 Priscilla Burris.
Member since 2007
Region: New England: North (Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine)
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