• I create illustrations and children’s book stories to share my love for reading with children. My favorite mediums to use are the messy ones – batik, pastels, watercolors, charcoal, and pencils but Photoshop helps put my illustrations together. When I’m not illustrating, I write and edit content for educational publishers and work as a teacher. In 2014, I was chosen as a
    semi-finalist for the
    Tomie dePaola Illustration Award.
    So far I’ve illustrated two books, “The Hero in You” by Ellis Paul and “My Body Belongs to Me” by Jill Starishevsky.


  • Through my children’s books, I hope to entice children to want to read by using colorful illustrations and interesting topics. This starts, I believe, by writing stories and illustrating pictures that include characters of color. I feel that children of color are under-represented in all aspects of children’s literature. No matter what story I write and illustrate, I try to use characters that reflect the real society in which readers live – a multiracial, multilingual, multiethnic population. I also like to infuse humor and emotion to make readers laugh and feel a connection to the story. I sometimes enjoy adding a bit of fantasy, mystery, or low sci-fi elements as well.

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