• Lois is a graphic designer and visual artist, working in acrylics, watercolor, pen/ink and mixed media. She has a BFA in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico and served as Assistant Regional Advisor for the New Mexico chapter of SCBWI from 2008 through 2012. Lois illustrated Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad by Shirley Raye Redmond, Mountain Press Publishing. She has been published in Highlights for Children Magazine as well as completing with the cover illustration and design for a variety of books, including The Eyes of Pharaoh by Chris Eboch. She has been involved in illustration, book design and/or production work for thirteen additional books in several genres. Lois has a short story in, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat.  


  • My super power is time travel. I can step through the studio door at 8 am, but once inside, time warps and folds, spitting me out a few minutes later at 6 pm. I have to be really careful because if I leave that door cracked, I can get sucked in after dinner and not be seen for days. Taking a project from concept to finished piece, whether in the publishing realm or the gallery setting, never loses its thrill. Each new project is an opportunity to stretch the edges and add to the collaborative whole.

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  • Book Cover

    Color in the Desert: The Cholla