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Geoff and Ashlee are a husband-wife, author-illustrator team.
Each earned their Bachelor and Master Degrees in Meteorology, so they are scientists by education, but love for their kids sparked their creativity in children's book writing and illustrating.
Geoff is a self-taught artist who is always doodling. He is a computer programmer on contract for the National Weather Service and followed his artistic passion by earning a diploma in Graphic Design in his free time. Geoff’s weather safety comics were featured on the National Weather Service’s website and social media -- check them out on our blog! He is also published in meteorology papers.
While at University, Ashlee worked closely with educational outreach programs specifically aimed to encourage middle grade girls’ interest in the sciences. She also interned at the National Weather Service for three years. After graduating, she worked as a meteorologist for a renewable energy company for a decade. She left the meteorology profession to raise their small children, but now teaches kindergarten through third grade children.
They are both active members of the SCBWI, their local Southern-Breeze Chapter, and critique groups.
Why children's books?
How did two meteorologists go from precipitation to picture books?
From rime to rhyme?
From radar reflectivity to creativity?
Out of love! The love that is shared between a parent and their little one as they snuggle up to read bedtime stories together. The love demonstrated in picture books that can touch the heart of an adult, inspire, and maybe even answer some of life's tough questions.
Writing and illustrating have been in their hearts for over a decade. It is something they have actively worked toward for the past four years, and now are serious to share it with the world!
Geoff and Ashlee are: proud parents of two little kiddos, a China adoptive family, micro-farmers, conservationists, scientists, life-long learners, world travelers, and much more.
Thank you for your time and interest in our work!
~ Geoff & Ashlee