My dad drove a cab when I was young. It meant a lot of days and nights working long hours to make ends meet. When we did get a chance to spend time together, we would bond over the comic books he’d pick up to pass the time. I amassed quite a collection and would copy characters like Spiderman and Superman, practicing the dynamic poses over and over. Comic books led to a love of reading stories and creating art for the rest of my life.
After graduating from college, I decided to pursue illustration. I first worked in the tabletop games industry and then started drawing for children in 2010. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to work on covers and interiors for middle grade novels as well as picture books for younger children. Moonlight Crab Count by Neeti Bathala & Jennifer Keats Curtis was my debut picture book.
When not drawing and painting, I keep very busy with my two kids, taking them to lessons and practices. I am a proud leader of my daughter’s Girl Scout troop.
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