My books have been honored with such awards as:

The National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council Society of School Librarians International Best Book and Honor Book, the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, voted one of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year, an Independent Publishers Book Award, a National Outdoor Book Awards Honorable Mention.


About Me...

 I have written and/or illustrated seven books for children including "Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg" (A Minnesota Book Award finalist), "Dandelions: Stars in the Grass",  "The Long, Long Journey" and most recently "Who Was Here? Discovering Wild Animal Tracks" 

I have loved to make art as long as I can remember, taking after my mother who was also an illustrator and author. I enjoy combining my art with my interest in nature and biology. I have a Bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and have also studied art in Florence, Italy and illustration at Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California.

I live in Golden Valley, Minnesota with my husband, three children and one big dog.