This blog is called Adventures at Wilder Farm for two reasons. First, because my husband and I live tucked away in the NH woods at the end of Wilder Farm Road. Here, black bears, moose, deer, fox, fishers, and wild turkeys roam through our land, browse in our garden and leave a highway of tracks in the snow. Secondly, Adventures at Wilder Farm was the title of the first picture book manuscript I wrote and illustrated. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started it! The story was never published, but it did help me find my agent and a few weeks later, helped me get my first publishing job – illustrating “Ugly” by Donna Jo Napoli with Hyperion Books for Children. A few years later, I’m now working on my 13th book (my 10th as author and illustrator) and I have more picture books in the works. So I have a very fond connection to the name. Dave and I both plan to write this blog. Dave works closely with me. He designed my website and is a valuable editor and critical eye to my work. He solves all my technical headaches with computers, scanners, digital cameras and printers and plans to share a lot of his experience on this front with readers.
Here are my books: