The Children’s Book Council is a wonderful online resource for those who publish, write, illustrate or simply love children’s books.

The best specialty children’s bookstore I know of is A Children’s Place Bookstore, here in Portland, Oregon. Visit them at 4807 NE Fremont St., Portland OR or call: 503-284-8294

friends who illustrate

Abbey Marble

Charlene D. DeLage

Carolyn Digby Conahan

Jennifer Mann

Kate Berube

Victoria Jamieson


To my husband, Greg Miller, who inspires me with his work and his work ethic. He kicks butt. View his classical guitars.

Many thanks to SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) for creating the connections which made possible the publication of my first picture book, Lucky Boy.

To editor Ann Rider (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books), for giving me the lucky nod.

To editor Reka Simonsen (formerly with Henry Holt and Company, now with Atheneum Books for Young Readers), for hooking me up with some great writers whose work I have illustrated (Christine Graham and Wendy Orr).

i so admire

David Small for his lyrical line.

Calef Brown for his laugh-out-loud humor and color.

Cythia Rylant, Kate DiCamillo and Kathi Appelt who inspire me to shoot for the moon.

Alice Munro for being the best storyteller on the planet.