Illustration Gallery Show at the dA Center for the Arts, 2016









Calendar Girl!

December 2015 is the golden month for the Mazza Museum’s

2015 Calendar as it features the cover illustration of

Red Bird Sings. My heartfelt thanks and gratitude for

bestowing this honor to me!

The Mazza Museum and their staff are amazing!


Museum of Time, Fountain Hills, Arizona (September, 2014)
Guest Speaker

I was lucky enough to be the Guest Speaker at the

River of Time Museum in Fountain Hills, AZ, and spoke

on my favorite topic, A Boy Named Beckoning –

Dr. Carlos Montezuma. Earlier in the day, I had the

great pleasure of visiting an elementary school in

Fountain Hills; touring of the Yavapai Reservation

(Carlos Montezuma’s tribal land); and, another tour

of the Yavapai Reservation Museum with the

Cultural Director of the museum, General Manager,

and Special Docent.

Mazza Museum Studio Tour (June 26, 2013)

The purpose behind the Mazza Museum Studio Tour

series is to visit a group of artists in different regions

each year. The group has been visiting illustrators for

several years. This year they chose Southern California

artists. And the honor was mine.

Rest in Peace, Dr. Jerry are my hero!


Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shoppe/LaVerne, California
Red Bird Sings book launch (November 2012)


Thematic Attic, West Covina, CA
Red Bird Sings book signing (October 2012)


National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Atlanta, GA 2011
A Boy Named Beckoning wins the

Carter G. Woodson Honor Award


American Library Association (ALA) 2009
Junior Library Guild Featuring A Boy Named Beckoning, as “Best Picks”


The Letters of the American Revolution by Douglas Rife and Gina Capaldi

Found at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., 2011