• My love of children’s books, art, nature, imagination began as a child growing up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I graduated with a degree in natural science illustration and worked as a scientific illustrator for several years. Nothing gives me greater joy than to create imaginative illustrations and stories for children. It is a privilege to serve as the Iowa SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator and past webmaster.

    Awards include: ~~”Firefly Forest” Grand Prize Winner at SCBWI Bologna Illustrator Gallery- 2014 Bologna Book Fair. ~~Portfolio Showcase Mentorship Award- 2014, Los Angeles Summer Conference.

    I am the author of  “I am Goose!” to be  published by Clarion in Fall ’18 or Spring ’19. (Vanya Nastalieva will illustrate)

    Represented by Allison Remcheck-Stimola Literary Studio


  • Nature, humor and imagination inspire me to create art and stories for children. 

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore

  • Magazine Articles
  • Book Cover

    The Spiders Who Fell From a Great Height

    Cricket Magazine


  • Book Cover

    Wee, Little Mannie and the Big, Big Coo