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In fourth grade, I got in trouble for drawing too much during class.

After graduating magna cum laude from Columbus College of Art and Design as an Illustration major, I worked in the graphics department at an educational publisher. Now I write and illustrate children's books.

I wrote and illustrated three board books published in 2024 and 2023 by Tommy Nelson, an imprint of HarperCollins:
NO BUNNY LIKE YOU: A Mommy and Me Book, and
HOO’S THERE?: A Silly Book for the Bedtime Scaries.

I also wrote and illustrated the picture book, PENGUIN CHA-CHA (Random House).

I've illustrated the following:
• POPPY TAKES PARIS: A Little Girl’s Adventures in the City of Light (written by Allison Pataki and Marya Myers, Simon & Schuster)
• NELLY TAKES NEW YORK: A Little Girl’s Adventures in the Big Apple (written by Allison Pataki and Marya Myers, Simon & Schuster)
• FEEL THE BEAT: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing (written by Marilyn Singer, Dial)
• PRETTY MINNIE IN HOLLYWOOD (written by Danielle Steel, Doubleday)
• PRETTY MINNIE IN PARIS (written by Danielle Steel, Doubleday)
• THE GOODBYE CANCER GARDEN (written by Janna Matthies, Albert Whitman)
• CORA COOKS PANCIT (written by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore, Shen's Books)
• THE LITTLE WINGS Chapter Book Series (written by Cecilia Galante, Random House)

I'm represented by Linda Pratt from Wernick & Pratt Agency.

I grew up in Wisconsin, studied in Ohio, moved to Texas, taught English for a summer in China, and now live in Indiana.

I create my art in Photoshop using a Cintiq display and pressure-sensitive pen. I find that working digitally allows me to be creative and edit easily, without the hazard of spilling dirty painting water or drinking it by mistake.

Some of my favorite things are my husband and daughters, gooey brownies, hot fudge pudding cake, being a VBS Director, collecting picture books, reading, ballroom dancing with my husband, learning to tap dance, traveling, old-timey musicals, penguins, and my faith in Jesus.

See if you can spot a mouse, hippo, monkey, and penguin somewhere in each of my recent books!