I live and work in Issaquah, WA. After an art career that has included illustration, studio work, and public art I have turned my focus to books for young readers. I'm currently writing middle grade novels and picture books, and making illustrations for them. I have an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and previously served as Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI Western Washington. I'm grateful to live in a region that has so many marvelous writers and illustrators creating brilliant work.