about me

Hello and welcome!  I am glad you are here.

I am a writer, handworker, teacher, artist and mom, not necessarily in that order.  Actually I am not sure what order they should be in; I guess it depends on the day.

I have written 3 young adult fantasy novels, and a bunch of picture book stories and illustrations, too.  I am working on getting the first one published.  For the handwork part, I spin, crochet, knit, make felt and anything else I can think of.  Painting are drawing are great, too.  I teach at the Chicago Waldorf school.

In my 18 years of teaching, I’ve taught the nursery class, 3-4 year olds and Parent-Child classes, where parents come with their young children, mostly 1-3 years old.  And this year, I’ll be teaching a mixed age kindergarten of 3-1/2 to 6 year olds aka the big kids.  It has been my joy to help these little ones and their families navigate these early years which are so wonderful and challenging.

I have 2 beautiful daughters who are 21 and 25. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe they are all grown up!   I also have 2 entertaining cats, Midnight and Cinnamon.

Susan and Gabrielle 100_2409

Photoshoot with Merci and Rochelle 086    127

5 thoughts on “about me

  1. I don’t know who is prettier, the girls or the cats! (I’m a cat lover. 😀 ) You’re one talented lady. I’ve done tons of cross stitch, and I do a fair amount of tatting from time to time, though my hands are getting a wee bit worse for the wear… Your illustrations are so bright and beautiful.

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