As a kid I had a ton of pets. My mom let my two brothers and I have everything from hamsters to goats, pigs, chickens and even a horse. I was fortunate to have so many animals but also to have parents who patiently encouraged my creativity. Everything I made was immediately pinned to the wall. Hey, my first art show!
Now I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, our two kids, a big garden, and a lot of animals! Our pug, Flash, is my writing partner and constant copilot in the daily commute to school. He goes everywhere with us!