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About Me2018-10-21T13:56:17+00:00

All About Me

Renee is my very good friend who USED TO live in Wisconsin, but moved to LA. California. Far far away. So we hatched a clever plan. I’d write a series of books about two fox cousins who visit fun cities. And Renee would illustrate the books. And then we’d have to visit these cities together (wink wink) and call each other every day to work on the book (wink wink) and then go back to the cities to autograph the book. And we’d do it all together! Are you starting to see the genius of our clever plan???

The very first book is about Milwaukee, our favorite city and home town

Can I say that this book is fabulous? Cousins Lulu & Rocky ride a Knucklehead motorcycle at the Harley-Davidson Museum, eat fried cheese curds that taste like melted sunshine in the Third Ward, dance in bubbles at a fish fry at Lakefront Brewery, and imagine riding on a great white swan when the magnificent wings of the brise soleil unfurl at the Milwaukee Art Museum. What’s not to love about Milwaukee?

Lulu & Rocky in MILWAUKEE

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“Lulu & Rocky in MILWAUKEE” is the first in a new series, “Our City Adventures.”

Coming soon:
“Lulu & Rocky in DETROIT”

Would you like to meet my Grandgirls?

Marina Belladonna is not afraid of spiders

Here’s Marina Belladonna. Her Mom is a scientist. Marina is NOT afraid of spiders.

Marina can be fierce!

Marina can be fierce. . . as you can see.

Lucia, beautiful, inside and out.

And here’s Lucia, whom I call Lulu. She’s beautiful, inside and out.

Esme the BunnyLion

And here’s Esme. Esme says she’s a BunnyLion. That means she’s cuddly on the outside, but also has claws. Do you?

Did you ever wonder what I used to look like?

THIS is what I USED to look like!

Wondering what I look like now?

This is what I look like now!

And HERE are my kids . .

Rob, who is a cellarist
Rob, who is a cellarist at Lake Front Brewery!

Maaike-with-Ez-and-Lulu
Maaike, who finds jobs for lawyers and is also a lawyer and also a Mom.

Anneke-with-Marina

Anneke, who is a science professor and ALSO A CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR!! Yuppers. She and I are co-authoring a series of picture books about animals.