Children’s Book Illustration
Brenda makes her own homemade paper using pastels and tissue paper. She cuts that paper to create custom collage illustration. She enjoys using other mediums in her artwork and illustration including colored pencil, watercolor markers and mixed media, sometimes finishing pieces in Procreate. Brenda works hard at her craft, taking classes through SCBWI and Storyteller Academy. She has learned from many greats in the field including Marla Frazee, Vanessa Brantley Newton and Javaka Steptoe.
Children’s Book Writing
Brenda writes quirky characters, fun and engaging picture books and early readers for first through third graders. She also has a book on grief, pictured above. She uses her love of language to incorporate Spanish into some of her manuscripts.
Brenda’s fans range from Kindergarteners captivated by her fun characters and bold illustrations to librarians, teachers and parents waiting for her next book. Brenda loves creating new stories and characters using her unique illustration style. As a member of SCBWI, Brenda knows the value of connecting with other professionals and giving back to the community.