Artist, author, storyteller, gentlewoman farmer, lover of all creatures great and small, dedicated gardener
The mother of grown sons, wife to a good man and the the author and Illustrator of the Hopalong Hollow book series. I've also been a scherenschnitte artist for over 30 years. We dwell in a 120 year house in the country where donkeys, sheep, goats, and all manner of bird folk are family. I am an enthusiastic, dedicated amateur gardener, who would much rather dig in the dirt or build an arbor than dress to the nines and eat an elegant meal in a 5 star restaurant. I am a needleworker when not illustrating a book or planting another flower bed. I love old houses and old things, old ways and the History of America and Europe. I love my own country but am indeed an Anglophile, having traced family roots to William the Conqueror and far beyond. (I always wondered why, even as a child, I was so fond of a land I had never even visited, but it must be in the blood) I would dearly love a kindred spirit in those celtic lands to invite me to tea!