I've drawn and written 14 books and have had 8 cats. The cats in this picture are Mollie and Lily.
Then I married, had a son and a daughter, and moved all over the USA. Now I live in Florida again, and go to the beach every day.
I studied painting at Eliot McMurrough School of Art in Indialantic, Florida, got a dergee in art and art history from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and took other courses wherever I lived. I taught children's book illustration at Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida.
and to Miami every January for conferences because I am Illustrator Co-ordinator for the Florida Region of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Lucky me! I make friends with with artists and art directors and writers and editors and agents - even this Goofy guy.