A little something
Because I was an extremely artsy, curious and imaginative kid, school and I didn't always mesh. Thankfully, every so often, I would get that inspirational teacher who encouraged my strengths, and opened my mind to the wonderful world of learning! I remember deciding, when I was in first grade, to be a teacher, so I could make school fun and exciting for kids. Now, after 25 years in the classroom, that is still my goal. I love the idea of connecting children to their passions, and of creating life long learners.
Even though I went into education, I did not give up my passion for the arts. I fell in love with children's literature, allowing me to combine my other passions, nature, writing and reading, into one art form, a CHILDREN'S BOOK!
My home is my writing/illustrating retreat. I live deep in the woods of North Branch, Michigan, where I enjoy watching wildlife, raising chickens, gardening with my husband, and having fun adventures with family and friends.