AM WritingI create books—sometimes with tape, sometime with a needle and thread, and sometimes by engraving metal. But whatever the method for illustrating each book, I always aim to include collaboration, creativity, and kindness.

Before writing books, I was the art curator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Union Art Gallery. I currently serve as the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Co-Regional Advisor for the state of Wisconsin, and run the weekly blog feature Tuesday Tours, which showcases the studios of artists and writers.

I live with my husband Michael Greer and our two daughters in Milwaukee, WI. In addition to making books, I love riding my Harley, rocking out in a Zumba class, singing karaoke, and going to festivals—especially ones where I get to dress up in a costume.