Hello! My name is Anneke (it rhymes with Hanukkah) and I am an aspiring writer and illustrator. I love to write stories with heart, paint, create and experiment with color! I am a former K-2 teacher and my favorite thing about teaching was cultivating a love for literacy and learning in my classroom. Sometimes I still teach art to children and adults in my studio space.

I am so thankful for the SCBWI and have been a member since 2013. I love spending time with the amazing friends in my writing and illustrator critique groups – they have pushed me further in my craft.

Some of my favorite things include, cupcakes, long walks in nature, towering trees, wispy clouds, new paints, hugs, fresh flowers, dancing, smoothies, art stores and the color aqua.

I live in Austin, Texas and when I am not creating, I love to travel with my husband Michael. Together we love to learn about and enjoy wine – much of our travels revolve around wine!

For inquiries or to just say hello, simple leave me a note via the “Contact” link on my website! I would love to hear from you!