Bio

I have a multi-decade career as a writer and illustrator of twenty-five gift books, which have sold over a million copies. I’ve also published fiction, poetry and narrative non-fiction and designed hundreds of cards for several national stationery companies.

I created a wholesale stationery business in 1992, and I sold my products to over eight hundred retail accounts in the U.S., the Caribbean, England and Australia and online to tens of thousands of individuals. I’ve licensed my artwork to several national companies and designed everything from menus at Red Lobster to wrapping paper for Target. In 2001, I opened a retail store to sell my own products, and in in 2010, I opened a second location. These store reach hundreds of thousands of customers yearly.

I have a B.A. from Hamilton College where I graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. I have an M.A. in English from Duke University and an M.A. from Rider University in Counseling. I’ve received many awards for my writing including The Crime Writer’s Association Debut Dagger Award and a N.J. State Council on the Arts grant.