Hi there! I'm a picture book author, illustrator, and educator living in the Seattle area. My work is inspired by the countless interactions I've had with kids after 20 wonderful years as a classroom teacher. My goal is to make books that amuse, intrigue, and inspire children of all ages.
Look out for my upcoming books: HOW TO HUG A PUFFERFISH (Roaring Brook, April 12, 2022) and SCHOOL IS WHEREVER I AM (Roaring Brook, May 3, 2022). I'm also the creator of the Joulia Copernicus Book Series from Boyds Mills Kane: IT'S A ROUND, ROUND WORLD! and THE REASON FOR THE SEASONS, as well as the illustrator of BEA'S BEES, written by Katherine Pryor.