is a writer and artist whose greatest passion is creating children’s books. She
is the author/illustrator for over a dozen fiction and nonfiction picture books
including Flight School, Red Hat, Red Sled, Bird Talk, One Thousand Tracings, and Pennies for Elephants. Her background in
geology, paleontology, and biology inspires her nonfiction books. Lita lives with her
husband, two cats, and a little green parrot named Beatrix Potter in
Peterborough, New Hampshire.