I am an illustrator and writer living in Seattle. That accounts for the ‘art and writing’. The ‘geeking out’ will become obvious as this blog grows. My favorite media are colored pencil and water color, although that seems too limiting. I do medieval calligraphy and will grind my own pigments, a pleasant side effect of playing in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). I am also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).