Life is full of simple complexities with all those things that happen just because we are alive. I know using the words simply complex together is a contradiction of meaning, however it is the best description for my world. You see, I was born with the creative gift of seeing ideas come together and develop into something complete and wonderful, long before a pencil is picked up or a computer is even turned on. This has been both a gift and a curse because my head is filled with so many stories, projects, and new creations that I just can’t wait to start working on them. One idea becomes dozens and each grows and spreads their reach into the next, intertwining, and collecting new ideas, and onward, growing and extending into unlimited possibilities. So, I am usually working on three or four projects at the same time, from creating books, to building barns, fences, or new structures, and exhibits for our Old West Town.
I love working with children and watching their imaginations explore ideas and possibilities. I truly believe that children who have creative opportunities offered to them during their primary and secondary years of school, develop better, learn faster, and become more successful in all their academic and life endeavors.
Being what I believe is a simple down to earth woman, I try to live a good life having high principles and respect for human values. I believe in common sense, hard work, and helping others. I love children, laughter, nature, and most animals, especially horses, cats, dogs, birds, and well ……… all of the friendly ones. I don’t care much for spiders, snakes, or sharks, but do respect their right to do what they do.
My world is also very complex because of being an author, illustrator, and publisher, Not to mention being a mother, grandmother, fur-momma, and having many activities, hobbies, other interests, and responsibilities. My world is filled with surprises and challenges because of my husband being a 100% disables veteran, and having to manage our ranch with our many rescued animals. Designing and building has always been another passion and I love our SETTER TOWN Old West projects. You can learn more about this subject in another page.
And, my life has been very colorful, to say the least. It has had its ups and downs but overall has been good. I have experienced many things which has made understanding the situations and adversities of others a bit easier. When a new story crosses my path I have several different possibilities where I can introduce new characters into one of my collections, or the incredible world that has become Zontoria.
Writing and illustrating stories has been an amazing adventure. By using circumstance and personalities from the real world, mixing them up, and adding some everyday magic, I hope to offer inspiration and maybe some helpful little tidbits from my own experiences. When an individual discovers how a dream can be transformed into reality, doors open to a universe of possibilities.
Thank you for taking the time to walk with me through our shared world of stories.
Sometimes the things we have experienced in life make sense and we are satisfied with ourselves for the way we worked through the situation, and other times when things don't work out the way we want, we get depressed and frustrated and need a little bit of help.
That's where I come in. My name is
Jeannie. Most of you already know who I am, but just in case you haven't read any of our stories yet and don't know me, maybe I should fill you in on the details.