|Introduction||I'm a children's illustrator-author. I studied commercial art and illustration at The Butera School of Art in Boston MA. I've been a freelance illustrator for 15 years, creating hundreds of pen and ink renderings for bed & breakfast and inn owners nationally. I am a member of SCBWI, taking part in the Mid-Atlantic region, which is a privilege. I'm also a member of The D.C. Illustrator's Club. I recently moved to Tallahassee, Florida with my husband, three kids, and one sweet, energetic dog.|
|Interests||reading, hounding libraries and thrift stores, hanging out with my husband and kids, tae bo, running, quiet, listening, eating ice cream or popcorn, swimming, drawing and painting (of course), writing, singing, spending time with my amazing friends from church, making silly puns, digging for cachibachis for this blog, making beaded creations, sewing, knitting, going to the ocean|
|Favorite Movies||Little Women, The Pink Panther, Anne of Green Gables, Singing in the Rain, Les Miserables, Notorious, Stuart Little, Casablanca, Bringing Up Baby, Abbott and Costello films, The Red Violin, The Sound of Music, It's A Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Schindler's List, You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Life Is Beautiful, The Little Princess|
|Favorite Music||The Gypsy Kings, Salvadore, Carly Simon, Michael Feinstein, Vivaldi, Thelonius Monk, Gershwin, Kirk Franklin, Roby Duke, traditional hymns, Judy Garland, The Doobie Brothers, Rachelle Ferrell, Nat King Cole, George Rowe, Boz Scaggs, Cece Winans, Juan Manuel Serrat, Roberto Carlos, Itzhak Perlman, Heifetz, Yvonne Lyon, Mindy Smith, Toby Mac, Rachel Lampa, Jaci Velaxquez, Santana, Patty Cabrera, Yvonne Lyon, Mindy Smith|
|Favorite Books||The Bible, Tale of Two Cities, The Count of Monte Cristo, Les Miserables, Art Technique Books, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, Common Sense 101, G.K. Chesterton, A Horse and His Boy, Loomis Books, The Little Engine That Could, Wrinkle in Time, Raggedy Ann and Andy Series, Joan Walsh Anglund's small books, The Divinci Code, This Present Darkness, Piercing the Darkness, the Thoene's Jerusalem series books, The Creative Call, The Book Thief, You Are Special, A Horse and His Boy|
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