Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

–George Bernard Shaw

I grew up in an underground house my parents built in the woods near the Finger Lakes of New York. I have warm memories of homemade pies and canning veggies, moss and fossil collecting, overgrown flower gardens with buzzing bees and whirring cicadas, dirt roads lined with wild grapes and chicory sprigs and Queen Anne’s Lace, firefly galaxies, clothesline labyrinths, potato digging and corn shucking and apple picking, and running barefoot everywhere.

I have illustrated four children’s books, one of which was a finalist for the 2013 IndieFab Best Children’s Book Award.