My new book ONE MISSISSIPPI provides  an educational journey through our state as told by the lyrics of our newly adopted state song written by award winning singer/songwriter Steve Azar.

One or both of us can visit your school virtually or in person. Steve performs his song and talks about his songwriting process while I walk students through each illustration. I love sharing details about my research and illustration process.  

For more about ONE MISSISSIPPI and educational resources for teachers and kids, click here.

Contact me for pricing for school visits: virtual or in-person..

Writing Conferences, Libraries and other groups



As a writer and illustrator, I am available to speak to both writing and visual arts groups. I also LOVE speaking to librarians and teachers about using picture books to teach storytelling. Please email me to discuss fees.

 Possible topics include:
*How to write a character-driven picture book 
*Getting published as a picture book writer or illustrator
*Using picture books to teach story structure
*Creating believable characters
*Plotting a picture book
*Switching from fine art to illustration

*The process of illustrating a story from start to finish


School Visits 

Now booking for the 2023-24 school year! 

​Please contact me for more information about virtual or in person school visits.