Wife: Pam; kids: Russell, 20, Jessica, 16, and Graham, 14. I have been involved in homeschooling ever since our first kid, now 20, was born. I have been teaching art to homeschool, private school, and public school youth for as long. I graduated Auburn Univ. BFA/Graphic Design, have worked as an illustrator for magazine publishers, ad agencies, companies like Hallmark Cards and Spider Mag. I have redesigned and art directed two health foods magazines, and packaging, logos, & in-house collateral, and illustrated for businesses. In 1991, to be home with my kids, I started free-lancing, illustrating children`s educational books for various publishers. I am now illustrating my own books with my new company ionaleaf press. I have had my share of struggles but nothing has ever given me more purpose and pride in my family as being blessed with a faithful, supportive wife and three healthy and talented children who each now have a personal relationship with Christ. I enjoy teaching art as much as I can. I am a member of Society of Children`s Book Writers and Illustrators.