As with many illustrators, mine was a long and winding path to publication. Along the way, I could be found scooping ice cream, counseling at summer camp, waiting tables at a dude ranch or operating a chairlift at a ski resort. At one point I even hoped to become a veterinarian! Of all my varied experiences, though, my favorite was at a children’s book review magazine--The Horn Book-- where I fell in love with children's books. After earning my BA in Art and French and my BFA in illustration at the Art Institute of Boston, I dove into children’s books and have since illustrated twenty-three of them.
It has long been a goal of mine to write my own stories to illustrate. My first authored book, EMERSON BARKS, was published by Christy Ottaviano Books in August of 2016.
My home is in Vermont, nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain. When not working in my studio, I can be found on the lake, on the side of a mountain or deep in the woods with my family and/or two dogs.
LIZA WORKS HERE, AND WE LOVE HER! And she is a very, very, VERY skilled basketball player.
Arf! Arf! Arf!
Bird, squirrels, the mailman--Emerson can't help but bark his loudest when he gets excited. But when his bark scares one of his neighborhood friends into hiding, Emerson's girl Eva must forbid him from barking altogether. Can Emerson adjust to a life in silence? Or will he find a way to put his powerful bark to good use?
The TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN NEW ENGLAND . . . now in boardThis popular holiday book is now available in a sturdy board edition for very young children. The original text has been simplified to focus on the merry lyrics in this fun take on the classic Christmas song. It's a happy, festive way for families to celebrate the place where they live.
When she gets here, she'll discover
just how much we really love her . . .
A favorite children's song ("Ten on the Bed") gets a delightfully slippery, slide-y twist In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou's sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just the caribou's left, only and lonely. Now, a reindeer likes flying--but never alone, so . . .