My Story

I was once a stay at home mom with just an art degree under my belt. But with the power of prayer and some perisisance, I went back to school to get an MFA in writing for children and young adults. In the last five years, I opened an art studio, then helped found an art gallery/ emerging artist movement, took a three-year term on a non-profit board of directors in the arts, became a college lecturer & speaker, published four books, and then opened my own publishing company. How did I do all this? With grit, determination, and casting off my fear of trying new things. I've learned so much about creativity and imagination that now I'd like to invite you to read by books, or let me help you with your creative work. 


I'm a Kansas City author/illustrator. I have several years of editorial experience plus three years as a Critical Writing Professor. People come to me when they want someone to interview them and write a biographical statement for their website about their personality or businesses. They also come to be for editorial development or branding on book projects, events, and creative businesses or art shows. With 20 years of experience as a visual artist, ten in the writing/ editing field, and three in the non-profit sector, people find my dynamic insight for brainstorming and art direction to be extremely helpful. I've edited for VP's of Banks and for upcoming musicians CD covers. I speak on creativity and creative writing.  My passion is to work with creative individuals and businesses to tell their story.   

Invite me to speak at your arts-related event. 

My specialty is developmental writing and editing for the arts and for short works of fiction and non-fiction. My favorites are poetry, picture books, art books, and memoir.

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(816) 507-4193

Studio Address by appointment

1313 Atlantic St
North Kansas City, MO  64116. USA

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