FUN is working with all kinds of characters!


Hi--I’m Debra, an award-winning children’s illustrator who loves playing with words, color, patterns and textures.  I also have earned a BA in education.


After starting and operating a textile weaving business where I created one-of-kind weavings for homes, I began experimenting with surface-design techniques to create a jewelry line and eventually those techniques are now used in my artwork today.


My passion for picture books has carried me through many rewards.  My whimsical collage illustrations have been honored and commissioned by many organizations.  I have coordinated, organized and led workshops celebrating book illustration, collage and helping others to discover their passions or to move them forward in their creative endeavors. These fine organizations have helped me in my writing and illustrating journey—SCBWI, Storyteller Academy, Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 challenge.

I married a rocket scientist, moved to sunny Arizona and now have two grown sons.  Our house is filled

with delights with the help of our little furry princess, Roxi, who loves gathering my socks for treats.

I would love to hear from you, so please drop me a line at  If you are curious like me, you can visit these social links---Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


                                                        Thanks for stopping by!

                                                           All the best to you,