Illustrator and Writer
As the Florida Region's Illustrators' Coordinator since January 2010, I have gotten to know SCBWI illustrators across the state - artists at all stages of their journey - an enthusiastic, dedicated, friendly, and inspiring group. It has been a rewarding job.
I grew up in Miami and now live on the S.W. Florida Gulf Coast. My degree in studio art and art history was at Florida State University, and I studied children's book illustration there with Ann Kirn. I have 14 published books and taught adjunct at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota. Like other members, I continue to work on my art and writing skills, creating works of my heart which I hope will be my next published books.