Most of us have days when we feel small and insignificant, when what we do simply doesn’t seem to matter much. Like my elfin character, Plumperson, I often found myself “…pushing on bumps and pulling on lumps,” but getting nowhere. So I decided to give myself — and children of all ages — a big pep talk. My story and pictures would declare that every job is important, every effort is necessary to create a wonderful whole. And who could be a better spokesperson and cheerleader than Santa? So I enlisted the entire North Pole holiday crew and created Christmas Best.
I am a Chicago area artist and member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. My work has been published by nationally and internationally known companies including Harcourt Achieve; Macmillan McGraw-Hill; Pearson Education/Scott Foresman; Compass/Seed Media; Pauline Books and Media; EDCO/Ireland and others. Most recently, I have both written and illustrated two children’s books: LETTUCE! and Christmas Best. They have been published independently under the imprint of Bright Bear Books.