I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and often spent Saturday afternoons at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The artwork from around the world fascinated me. My family moved to Seattle, Washington when I was a teenager. After I married and had children, I enjoyed introducing them to the magical world of books at our neighborhood library. Meanwhile, I pursued my dream to write for children. In 1986 I earned my B.A. in English in the Creative Writing track from the University of Washington. Over the following years, I continued learning about children's literature while attending conferences as a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.
I write to inspire children to follow their dreams. My books are, Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter; award-winning Charlie Russell, Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist and my newest, Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe. Pelican Publishing Co. has published all my books. In the Selected Works column on the right, click on the book's title to learn more.
I live with my family in Anacortes in the northwest corner of Washington State. When not writing, you might find me on our boat watching for whales in the nearby beautiful San Juan Islands or Canada.