Courtney-kid-unhappyI grew up in East Texas where I passed the hot summer days reading, drawing, watching She-Ra and exploring my grandma's farm.Courtney-family

I doodled constantly through elementary , middle and high school but didn't think about art as a career until a fateful art history class at The University of Texas at Austin. After transferring from Government to Studio Art, I moved to the east coast, had a baby and started pursuing a career in writing and illustrating picture books.

It took 8 years (and two more babies later) but my first book, "Maya was Grumpy"; was published in 2013, by Flashlight Press.

My second written & illustrated picture book, "DRAGONS RULE, PRINCESSES DROOL!"; was released May 2, 2017 from Little Simon, Simon & Schuster.


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