Children's Book Illustration studioshute@comcast.net

About Me

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Two of my favorite things are books and cats.

I've drawn and written 14 books and have had 8 cats. The cats by my drawing table, left, are Mollie and Lily. Since my  son and daughter like cats, I have 3 grandcats.

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I am a Floridian.

I grew up in Miami, Florida.  Then I married and moved all over the USA.  Now I live in Florida again and  watch the sun set into the Gulf of Mexico.


I studied painting at Eliot McMurrough School of Art in Indialantic, Florida, got a degree in art and art history from Florida State University, and taught illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

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I have gone to Disney World in Orlando every June...

and to Miami every January for conferences because I was Illustrator Co-ordinator for the Florida Region of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 1/2010-8/2019.  Lucky me!  I made friends with artists and art directors and writers and editors and agents - even this Goofy guy.


Email me! studioshute@comcast.net