Tammie lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband Lee, and loves spending the day in her studio with her dog Gus. She began her love of illustrating at a very young age while drawing at the kitchen table with her dad. She has fond memories of sitting for hours drawing things around the house and later presenting them as gifts to her mother. Since she was an only child, drawing became a favorite form of self-entertainment.|
Tammie initially pursued a career as a professional ballet dancer before she decided to switch gears. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA. She began her illustration career as a staff illustrator for a major greeting card company eventually becoming the director of the juvenile product line. Having discovered that illustration was her true passion, she left to begin a freelance career in the children's market where she has illustrated numerous books, posters, magazines, cds, games, clothing, and just about anything else you can think of.
Shown below are her most recent picture books, Bully B.E.A.N.S. by Julia Cook (National Center for Youth Issues), Rocket Rivals: Rockets by Lisa Harkrader (Kane Pr.), My Whirling Twirling Motor by Merriam Sarcia Saunders (Magination Press), Double or Nothing by Catherine Daly (Kane Pr), Rosie Saves the World by Debbie Herman (Kar-Ben Pub), Pedro's Series by Fran Manushkin (Picture Window Books), Jake's Kindergarten Checkup: A My Sister, Me and Dr. Dee by Chrystal de Freitas (Carmel Valley Pediatrics), ASPCA Rescue Reader: I Am Nibbles by Lori Froeb (Reader's Digest), Thank You, God, for Puppies & Kittens by Mary Manz Simon (Ideals Children's Books), Good Morning, God & Good Night, God! both written by Kathleen Long Bostrom (CandyCane Press), Gram's Angel Food Cake by Abi Gotthelf (Pearson Digital Studio), The Gingerbread Bear by Robert Dennis (Cartwheel Books), Scholastic Reader Level 1: The Saturday Triplets Series: Lost in the Leaf Pile, The Pumpkin Fair Problem & Teacher Trouble! by Katharine Kenah (Scholastic Inc.), The Preschooler's Bible by V. Gilbert Beers (David C. Cook), Let's Hear It For Almigal by Wendy Kupfer (Handfinger Press), Olive and Snowflake (Marshall Cavendish), Katie Woo's Series all written by Fran Manushkin (Picture Window Books), Good Manners for a Little Princess by Kelly Chapman (Harvest House Publishers), My Kitten by Margaret O'Hair (Amazon Children's Publishing), The Hooligans Have Landed by Tanya Donahue (Village Lane Press), My First Biography: Harriet Tubman by Marion Dane Bauer (Scholastic Nonfiction), Letters to God by Patrick Doughtie and Heather Doughtie (Zonderkidz), Bugs in My Hair?! by Catherine Stier (Albert Whitman), and The Princess and the Peanut Allergy by Wendy McClure.
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