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About me

My lifetime of work includes more than 3 decades as an illustrator and painter, several years of painting pottery and framing pictures, a stint as a cartoonist for my college newspaper, and about 4 decades as a maker of stories, from the first moment I realized I could put pictures and words together, until now.


I love the way light touches everything, walking under trees, flowers, fall, music, drawing and coloring, writing, Halloween and Christmas, martial arts, yoga, children, animals, magic, and stories.


My favorite tales include (in no particular order):

Dav Pilkey's Dragon books

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

The White Stag

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Engine Summer by John Crowley

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Lilith and Phantastes by George MacDonald

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

I live in Denver, CO with my husband, kitty and doggie. My two children are launching their adult lives. Nothing has shaped me more than the people and the stories I have loved.