I spend a lot of time every week, drawing and painting in my sketchbooks. It’s one of my favorite things to do! My sketchbooks go with me wherever I travel, and that’s where some of my story ideas begin.
At home you’ll mostly find me in my studio, next to the kitchen, writing stories, and making pictures. I use pencil, pen, watercolor, oil and gouache paints, and the computer, too. I paint on paper, bits of wood, barn doors, and my mailbox.
Last year I was awarded the Institute for Child Success, Focus Fellowship. This award included a month-long residency at AIR Serenbe in Chatahochee Hills, Georgia. In addition, I was invited as a guest to the SXSWedu gathering in Austin, TX; and to share my work at a Reach Out and Read, Carolinas Literacy Summit in Charlotte, NC.