Animals, kids, REAding, writing, drawing ... and you. These are, as Julie Andrews would say, some of my favorite things.

A lifelong Clevelander, I have been writing and drawing for about as long as I've been looking at Lake Erie.

Iā€™m communications director for the Cleveland Institute of Art, as well as a freelance writer and illustrator.

I have been a full-time writer and editor for several Ohio newspapers, most notably the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, where my positions included book review editor, features editor, and feature writer. I have also published work in the Washington Post and Art & Antiques.

My illustrations have been published by Boyds Mills Press (an imprint of Highlights), the Plain Dealer, Crain's Cleveland Business, Edible Cleveland and Ohio Authority.

I have a BFA in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University.

Got a project? Let's work together. Contact me here.


That's Roscoe on the left, with his magical white paw, and Daisy on the right.