I am the author and illustrator of many books for children, one book for adults, and nearly one hundred essays and cards for knitters. 

I grew up in Troy, New York, and now live in Iowa City, Iowa where I share with my husband a house full of books, yarn, and the artifacts of our three daughter's childhoods.  

In my spare time,  I enjoy talking about my books, writing, illustrating, and on occasion, knitting, in schools and community venues throughout the US and beyond.