About Tim & Christian
I am an illustrator, a graphic artist, a web designer, a husband, a father, a son, a brother… I live in rural Pennsylvania with my wife, our boy/girl twins and our dog Gabriel. We own a small graphic and web design company that affords me the flexibility to also illustrate children’s books. The creation of the Tucker and Zoey Adventure Series with my good friend and author, Christian Bensing has been a joy.
“From the time I could hold a crayon, I have been drawing. My brother was my first teacher. We would draw cars and trains, and people and animals. There was an honest simplicity to those drawings. Over the years, I spent my teens and twenties trying to render subjects with precision and accuracy. Upon having children, I was reunited with the simplicity and beauty of children’s books. My journey back to illustrating children’s books has been a wonderful joy for me and my hope is that my drawings bring joy to all who see them.”
I am an author, writing teacher and library media specialist as well as a proud fellow with the Lehigh Valley chapter of National Writing Project. A writer my entire life, I never thought much about writing books for children until my daughter was born. From that day on, I read to her every day, rekindling a personal love and appreciation of children’s books. I quickly remembered how wonderful, powerful, and entertaining children’s books can be. A popular topic for storytelling in my family has always been the interesting exploits of our rescue dogs, which have inspired me to write fun, humorous books for families that share positive messages about empathy, change, patience, trust, sibling rivalry, handling change, etc. Together with Tim Feather, illustrator and my great friend for over 35 years, I enjoy offering children stories they will want to hear over and over again. I live a blessed life with my family of humans and canines in Nazareth, PA.
“As an author, there is nothing better than finding a way to fully resonate with readers on multiple levels. When you can entertain, evoke emotion, and inspire an audience to self-reflect all with one story, you have done your job. If that audience is primarily children, you have done a service to society.”