I was born in Staten Island, New York. I like walking over the Brooklyn Bridge and visiting the NYC libraries, especially with my daughter.
I grew up in a big, Italian family, filled with lots of love and good things to eat.
I have lived in Munich, Germany, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Knoxville, Tennessee, San Francisco, California and Genoa, Italy. Now, I live in snowy New Hampshire, with my German husband, a physicist and my two, beautiful children.
I studied Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and the the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. I have illustrated over 30 books for children.
I work in a shed in my backyard, which everyone calls, The Shed. I put a sign on it that says, Studio and everyone still calls it, The Shed! It is very cozy inside. My favorite time to work in my shed-studio is when it is snowing, especially when it is snowing at night.
I love to garden like my Pop. In the summer, you'll find me working under the cool, grapevine.
I also work at an eye doctor's office. I manage the office and help people pick out really cool frames! It's fun.
One of my favorite things to do is to African dance and play the dun dun drum!
When I am not working, I love to travel with my family anywhere and everywhere. Here are just a few of my favorite places.