I was raised in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of a pioneering forestry conservationist. The stars were as regular a ceiling for me as my bedroom's was. I didn't come down out of the trees until about 13, and still find my way into them at 60. My son's are my most precious gift and teach me constantly. I write and illustrate unique children's books, Samson's Nature Adventure Series, incorporating love of nature, Multiple Intelligences and Holistic Education. I love wondering and being grateful.