Once upon a time in a far away land known as New York, there lived a girl called Little M. She spent much of her childhood outside in the backyard on a rope swing, in the woods exploring and occasionally playing video games. Her grandmother loved to paint and would often set up a painting nook for Little M so she could recreate her grandmother’s paintings. And Little M grew to love art. She began to copy the drawings out of comic books and painting Disney characters on her bedroom walls (with her parents permission of course). As she grew she continued to draw and paint, and one day found herself a freshmen in art school at The Art Institute of Boston (now LUCAD). She nurtured her love of the fantastical and curiosity for everything, while filling sketchbooks with characters and ideas.
Now much older (but still little), she resides in Harvard, Massachusetts, and is partner of a very creative guy, mama to one imaginative boy and one curious husky. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and has found herself returning to her love of writing and picture books.
Awarded the 2019 Ann Barrow Illustration Scholarship
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