I've enjoyed a lifelong involvement in art, crafts, and writing. Current projects include colorful abstract drawings and writing books. Emmeline Grant: Finding Pletonia, features dozens of illustrations that give readers a glimpse into Pletonia, a fantastic, imaginary country. It is available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Currently (in 2023), I am finishing an adult novel, The Memory Tree and hope it will be published soon.
In over 16 years as a book producer and publisher, I was fortunate to work with many talented writers and have a part in bringing 250+ titles to the marketplace, several of them award winners or finalists, working on all aspects of nonfiction and fiction development (including editing, cover design, interior layout, illustration, and marketing). You can see my list of book projects at this link. In 2016 and 2017, I wanted to share my love of drawing with others and created two adult coloring books.
Prior to working in publishing, I taught art to children of all ages in a private school and also to adults via Art of Ohio seminars in watercolor, altered books, and artist trading cards. I received a BFA in Studio Art from Kent State University and attended the Kent–Blossom Summer Art Program for two summers.