Courtney-kid-unhappyCourtney grew up in small towns across East Texas. She passed the long, hot summer days with books, cartoons and creepy gossip magazines.

She doodled on notebooks and did drawings for friends all through school. She never dreamed about having a career in art until she took an world art history class in college. Thanks to a wonderful teacher, her love of art was re-discovered and she transferred from Government to Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin. (Where she spent many days happily covered in charcoal or paint.)

After her first baby, the family relocated to the east coast, she had two more babies, and she drew and painted and wrote in between burps and diaper changes.

Her first book, “Maya was Grumpy” was published in 2013, by Flashlight Press.

Her second written & illustrated picture book, “DRAGONS RULE, PRINCESSES DROOL! ” will be released May 2, 2017 from Little Simon, Simon & Schuster.

She still loves to read and watch cartoons and creep herself out with scary Wikipedia articles.

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