I call myself the Ancient Editor because I got into children's books back in the days before computers or even fax machines. And I was very lucky to be given a free hand in most everything related to creating the books, especially working with wonderful illustrators.
Painting for me began as a distraction and became an overwhelming interest that led me to take classes in drawing and to study the masters. I was greatly encouraged when the first painting I exhibited sold. The idea that something I created is enjoyed by another is enormously satisfying.
Other interests include free-lance editing, teaching "Creating the Picture Book" with my friend author- illustrator Steve Henry, dancing , yoga, and enjoying the company of my husband Tom and our cats, Stanley and Felix.