I’m an author and illustrator who loves teaching, travel, and big adventures, and I am endlessly fascinated by the way things live. My stories often explore the beauty of the natural world and the relationship between big and small. I’ve lived in two countries and six states, aboard a 138-ft. schooner on the Puget Sound, and though I’m originally from California I currently call Oregon home. Right now I’m working on a non-fiction picture book about African elephants, which, in my opinion, are among the most gorgeous animals on the planet!
I am the author and illustrator of Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands, a 2015 Sibert Honor Book, and the illustrator for The Expeditioners Series by S.S. Taylor (McSweeney’s) and for Buried Beneath Us by Anthony Aveni (Roaring Brook). My forthcoming books include How to Be an Elephant, on African elephants in Kenya, and Making More, on reproductive biology in the natural world (Roaring Brook).
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