FUN is working with all kinds of characters!


Hi--When I danced across the stage in my Swedish folk dancing costume, I remember how my costume folded and flowed kicking with each beat as we performed the schottische while the kaleidoscope of colors waved a dance of their own. Little did I know those early influences would waltz their way back into my life. First as a weaver then papermaker where I experimented with many surface-design techniques that I incorporate into my artwork today.  Earning a BA in Education and becoming a young mom added another layer to this whimsical collage author/illustrator on how books and especially picture books enhanced my sons’ lives. Today I’m thrilled to say. . . I am back playing with lots of colors, patterns and textures with all kinds of characters too!

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,


CBA Golden Ticket Winner/Illustration 2020 

Ready, Set, SOAR /SCBWI AZ Illustration 2014

The Pond's Life/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 2017

Elf Owl/SCBWI AZ Conference Promotional 2017

Wax_Terrific/Article-Illustration/UPPERCASE #33 2017

Greater Than/Ebook/Learning A-Z  2016

Voyage Phoenix Magazine    2019

Kidlit411 Blog    2015





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