It isn't always easy to change gears and go a new direction when you're already familiar with the road ahead. For a long time I wanted to illustrate children's books. In 2009, I finally took the plunge and applied to the Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program to start my journey. I was chosen out of a pool of applicants to work with award winning illustrator, Yuyi Morales. It was an amazing honor and opportunity. You can follow my journey into children's publishing at A Journey Illustrated.