Wednesday, April 13, 2016


     I'm so excited to announce to the world that I am now represented by Christy Ewers from The CATugeau Artist Agency!!

     It definitely took awhile to get to this place. A lot of growing and reworking of my art to get it where it needed to be, all with the encouragement and guidance of Christy.

     I originally contacted CATugeau in October 2014 after a somewhat discouraging event that I attended. At that point I had been searching for an agent for about 2 years and had very little response. So I went home from that event and sent an email submission to CATugeau, without thinking much about it. No other submissions went out, which was unusual for me.

     I was shocked to discover that the very next day I got an email asking if I wanted to talk on the phone...WHAAA?? It was all very positive and encouraging. Nice things were art still needed some work.... And I didn't disagree! I had a good grasp on my animal characters. I've heard that several times. But my people needed work. So I set goals and fill pages and pages of my sketch book of kids. I created new artwork with kids as the focus.

    Fast foreword a year and a half. I have kept in touch with Christy throughout, and I now have a ton of new work, with human characters. I also have a full picture book dummy completed, which I send to Christy, and one magical day she emails me offering me representation!! The rest is history, I guess.

    I won't say I have "arrived" or that I am completely satisfied with the way I draw people. I firmly believe that I will continually need to work on my craft and get better. It's a life-long process of learning, and I am ready for the long haul!

     I am so excited for the next step in my career and what the future will bring!
Head over the CATugeau website to see my portfolio!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Egg Thief – Happy Book Birthday!

     Happy Book Birthday to The Egg Thief!!! I'm so excited to see this book going out into the world!

     Author, Alane Adams, and I are enjoying our Starred review from Kirkus, and Alane has already been reading it to schools all over town!

     Head over to my website to get a signed copy!

Young Georgie wakes up to a morning of chores back in 1920s Pennsylvania when he gets the bad news―someone has stolen all the eggs in the henhouse. The culprit is Buster, a stray dog who takes Georgie on an adventure to find more eggs. Follow Buster and Georgie and their mischievous antics in this heartwarming tale of farm life in America’s storied past.