For all inquiries regarding job opportunities please contact my agent, Jen Rofé, at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
I love to draw and write stories for kids! In Kindergarten I got into trouble for drawing presents on a picture of Santa, and I've been illustrating ever since. My picture books include HEDGEHOG NEEDS A HUG, my debut as an author-illustrator, published with Putnam and TWILIGHT CHANT, written by Holly Thompson, published with Clarion (a NCTE Notable Book).
I have a BA in English from Grove City College, a BFA in Painting from the University of Central Florida, and an MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. I also teach illustration and animation students.
My awards include third place and honorable mention in Children's Market in the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles in 2010 and 2015, a SCBWI national mentorship award in 2012, and the portfolio grand prize at New England's SCBWI conference in 2014.
You can find me in Dallas with my husband, chasing our two kids.