About MeHello!

I am the the author/illustrator of several children's picture books including MAE AND THE MOON, SEB AND THE SUN, IMAGINATION VACATION, + read more STARBOY, and MY DADDY CAN FLY.

I also have a background working as a Digital Artist on feature films, including such titles as Captain Marvel, Antman and the Wasp, and Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

After living in Madison, Los Angeles, and London, I have made beautiful Vancouver my home with my husband and two children. When not making books or films, I enjoy spending time searching for treasures along the BC coastline with my family. Show Less

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    Literature Types
  • Picture Books

Published WorksSTARBOY (Henry Holt for Young Readers 2021)

Inspired by the life and lyrics of David Bowie, this story tells the tale of a lonely young boy enchanted by the music of the stars—yet no one else can hear the shimmy-shake rhythm that moves through his body. At first misunderstood and ignored, David ultimately finds the courage to be true to himself, sparking a dazzling revolution…

MY DADDY CAN FLY (Random House Studio 2021)

Leaps and turns, sashays and pas de bourrées, Ben describes the
twists and turns of his ballet-dancer dad as he moves across the stage.
To Ben, his daddy is more than just a dancer—he can fly!

IMAGINATION VACATION (Albert Whitman and Company 2019)

Everyone in Sam’s family has their own idea of what the perfect vacation would look like. But there’s one thing they all agree on: they just can’t get away right now. So Sam comes up with a different kind of getaway. With a little planning, a few supplies, and a touch of creativity, she finds that her family’s dream vacation wasn’t so far away after all.

MAE AND THE MOON ( Ripple Grove Press, 2015)
Mae loves playing hide-and-seek with the moon each night, but she becomes worried when she notices it is waning away into darkness. The endearing young astronomer embarks on a mission to find her luminous friend.
Ages two and up.

SEB AND THE SUN ( Ripple Grove Press, 2018)
Nominee, Ezra Jack Keats Award

Seb is determined to find some light for his sleepy coastal town. It is so far north, the sun does not shine in winter and the days are cold, dreary, and dark as night. So Seb embarks on a mission to find the sun. Along with his friend Walrus, he makes a plan, collects supplies, and rows far out to sea. Will Seb be able to find the sun and bring its light and warmth back to his town?

    I will visit:
  • via virtual presentations & visits
  • in Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • USA
  • International

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Primary School
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6

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Awards and Recognition:SEB AND THE SUN, Nominee, Ezra Jack Keats Award, Nominee Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

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