Once upon a time, there was a little girl from Ohio who drew on sidewalks and dreamt of becoming a REAL artist someday. And she did!
After lots of doodling (and erasing), some schooling, and a cool gig as a staff artist at American Greetings, that little girl (ME!) took a big leap to follow her dream of making children's books full-time.
Today, my art can be found on everything from social expressions products, board games, plush, decor, fabric, wallpaper, and of course—books! Since making my publishing debut in 2007, I have illustrated and/or authored twenty books, earning recognition from groups including the Society of Illustrators, The New York Times, Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine, Indie Next List, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center and Please Touch Museum.
I still live in Ohio, where I enjoy cozying up to doodle with my art-loving family of four and venturing out to schools and libraries to encourage kids (and even grown-ups) to share their stories and chase their dreams.
TOMY The First Years
Peaceable Kingdom Press
Henry Glass Fabrics
Penguin Random House
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Simon & Schuster
Blue Apple Books
Reader's Digest Children's Publishing
Focus on the Family