I have always loved words. My whole family did. I loved more than words,
though. I loved pictures and words, color and words, music and words.
I grew up and tried different things like farming and being a nanny and be-
ing a teacher and being a world traveler, and playing the fiddle, and working
in a huge office building making what seemed like gobs of money, and I fi-
nally found that the thing that made my heart sing was writing children’s
books. The pairing of words and pictures. Blending them both so that one
was not complete without the other.
So, here I am, an author of children’s books. And very happy, too.
And what about the future?
I would like to illustrate some of my books. I love teaching and performing
my stories, and know I will jump on this magic carpet of a career and keep
teaching and performing in new lands.
I also know that I will continue writing, sometimes because I very much
want to publish a book or a poem, because I want to send something won-
derful out to the world. More and more I write for the pure pleasure of get-
ting lost in writing, for looking up at the clock and realizing that four hours
have passed in one breath, that I haven’t started dinner yet, that it is now
I look to the future and know that I will be writing for the delight of diving
back into that great creative sea, swimming around, and bringing combina-
tions of color and words, music and words, pictures and words to the surface
to share. With you.