My very first
children's book has
been published by
Aladdin!
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Kirkus Reviews says:
"A broken vase, an eyewitness, and a cast of improbable suspects lead to one surprise ending in this celebration of the whopper."

Kirkus Reviews
February 15, 2017

Books purchased from my store are available autographed. Click on the Shopping Basket or my book to visit my store. Who Broke the Vase? is also available from the following booksellers:
where am I?
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Here's where I will be in 2017.
Stop by and say hello!

September 23
Saturday

11AM—4PM
Meet the author/illustrator

Princeton Children's Book Festival
Hinds Plaza
Princeton, NJ
United States
Click here to visit their website

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is an annual event each September at the Princeton Public Library and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza.

This is a free, rain-or-shine event that offers many additional fun activities throughout the afternoon. The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is an event that should not be missed.

April 15
Saturday

11AM—1PM
Meet the Author

Califon Bookshop
72 Main Street
Califon, NJ
United States
Click here to visit their website

April 23
Sunday

11AM
Meet the Author

The Curious Reader –
A Unique Children's Bookstore
229 Rock Rd
Glen Rock, NJ
United States
Click here to visit their website
CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO FIND OUT ABOUT AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS AND WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE NON-AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS
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about me
Born and raised in San Diego, California
I've had an interest in art my entire life. It began the minute I got my first big box of crayolas. I’ve loved coloring outside the lines from that moment on. 


Graduate of Art Center College of Design
I majored in Advertising Design. I worked in advertising, in NYC, for 30 years as an Art Director and Creative Director. But after 30 years, it was time to move on to something different.


Life after leaving the world of advertising
I co-created
Mark Lipinski’s Quilter’s Home magazine. I art directed and designed the publication for five years. I also redesigned two existing magazine publications and designed fabric during this time. I even created an interactive app for the iPad. But something was missing.


Then I did what I wanted to do my entire life
I became a children’s book author/illustrator. My first book, Who Broke the Vase?, is landing on store shelves in April of 2017.



ORGANIZATIONS
I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Check them out by clicking on the following link. If you are trying to find out more about me, or your favorite children’s book writer/illustrator, this is the place to go. Take me there!
illustration
Never say never
When asked if I could draw, my response was always “sort of”. So when it came time to illustrate my first story, I was engulfed by a small panic. Having no money to pay someone to do the illustrations, and with my feet held to the fire, I embarked on a new journey: illustration. Never say you can’t do something if you haven’t at least tried.

fabric design
I have always loved fabric design. For five years I designed fabric for the quilting industry. There is nothing better than seeing a quilt made from my fabric.

Little Friends
A line of fabric that makes you feel like a kid again.
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Good morning, sunshine
A children’s line with colorways for both boys and girls.
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Califon
Named after the town that has been my home for 10 years.
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Botanicals
A fresh spin on botanical engravings.
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New Bouquets
A nod to Op Art, with a twist.
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Chester Gardens
Inspired by the old world charm of a nearby town.
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Winter’s Grace
A rich, wintery fabric to inspire a beautiful quilt to keep you warm during those long cold nights.
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magazine design
Magazines are an art form that need to be refreshed occasionally in order to be reflective of reader’s interests and trends. Luckily for me, I was in at ground level for a magazine I co-created, and had the opportunity to redesign two other publications that had fallen behind the times.


Mark Lipinski’s Quilter’s Home
I co-created, designed, art directed and shot most of the content for this magazine. It had a great following and a great run of five years before being taken over by someone else.

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Mark Lipinski’s Christmas 365
A great concept: A crafting publication that celebrates Christmas, 365 days a year. I was asked to redesign the magazine and give it the fresh feel it had needed since it’s original launch. New masthead, new layout, new everything.

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Mark Lipinski’s Fabric Trends
Another magazine from the same publisher as mentioned above. The magazine was refreshed to reflect current trends in magazine design. Once again, new masthead, new layout, new everything.

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logos
A logo establishes tone. It is the first thing someone sees that represents your brand. As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. A big brand or a small brand, the design principals are always the same.

Pharmaceutical Branding
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Small Business Branding
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Media Branding
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contact me
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