I grew up with 4 siblings in a small town in northern New Jersey. My dad practiced law. He had all kinds of bizarre cases, which fed his passion to learn about people and their stories. My mom was an artist. She nurtured every creative interest I had. Her own creative pursuits were surely an influence me and my siblings. Today I am a freelance illustrator and designer. I live with my daughter, dog, cat and turtle in a little town on the Hudson River. I can’t complain. It’s been a wild ride so far but that’s just fine for someone with ants in her pants anyhow.