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Bio

      My art career began at age three with crayon drawings of the solar system. My vocation as a storyteller started in kindergarten when I was invited to present my first hand-made book, a story about a dinosaur family who went bowling every Sunday morning, to the "big kids" in the second grade class.
      I truly love learning and creating. When I'm not reading or drawing, I'm out hiking or cycling. The wildlife, light, and landscapes I see along my routes inspire my art. As an award-winning illustrator, I exhibit my work at international, national, and regional venues and have five published picture books.
      I'm also a proud and active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. I provide leadership for their Nebraska chapter as Webinar Coordinator.
      As a complement to my creative practice, I teach illustration and graphic design at Texas Woman's University.
     Thanks for looking!