• I’ve been illustrating and designing professionally for over 30 years, but it wasn’t until after my daughter was born that I realized my illustrations and I belonged in children’s publishing. I fell in love with children’s books, reading to her and traveling to magical lands for hours on end. We all but lived at the library and I still spend a lot of time there, but now that my daughter is in college, the librarians have caught on that the picture books I check out are all for me. When not at the library, I’m exploring the forests of Tahoe for story inspiration.