At the 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Ceremony.
Shug and me.
I am a California girl, born and raised.
As a child, I was the one that thought up all the pretend games for my sister and friends. I drew my first mural at age 3, which was a four foot drawing of my stuffed dragon, rendered in Crayola crayons. I wrote and illustrated my first book at age 9, and I still have it. It was typed on an old typewriter. The illustrations were done in ballpoint pen and dime store watercolors.
I love to work with gouache, watercolor, ink, colored pencils, and acrylic paint. My studio has 2 huge vintage drafting tables, and an easel. There are 3 bookcases in my studio and 2 or 3 bookcases in every room in the house!
I live with my husband, my horses, cows, and cats among the farms and dairies in the heartland of California. Our 4 children are grown and we have two grandsons.