About Me

Hello and welcome!
Thank you for stopping by, so I may share with you my love for children's books, arts and crafts, and celebrations.  I am a children's book author/illustrator, novelty format designer, graphic designer, and enjoy creating playful books that provide fun learning and exploration for the youngest readers.  My books include Color Wonder Hooray for Spring! (S&S, Little Simon), Color Wonder Winter is Here! (S&S, Little Simon), and Quiet as a Mouse: And Other Animal Idioms (Sterling).  I'm also the creator of Away We Go! A Shape and Seek Book (Scholastic, Cartwheel) and the author of Raindrops: A Shower of Colors (Sterling).  My forthcoming titles are novelty books 123 Zoom and ABC Roar (S&S, Little Simon), and board book series Illusions in Art (Candlewick Press).

My story:
I was born in Saigon, Vietnam. At the fall of the Republic of Vietnam in 1975, my family and I abandoned our home, and fled on the American Challenger, a ship that carried over 7,000 refugees. Our journey to America took over four months before we finally arrived in Northern Virginia, where I grew up.

I later acquired a BFA in Communications Art and Design from VCU School of Arts in Richmond, and began a career as a Graphic Designer. I now work from my studio in suburban DC Maryland. Connect with my on
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Many thanks for your support!


  1. I love your books they are so easy to use and I could use them in my classroom

    1. Hi GeNuine and UniquUe, Thanks for stopping by! I hope your students have fun with the books and activities. :)