Renee has been writing humorous stories about animals ever since she was a child. A former greeting card writer as well as a speaker for women's groups, Renee has also written for family magazines. Her books include Izzy the Lizzy, and Guido's Gondola, both picture books. Her novel, Saving Sailor, released in May 2007. She shares her secrets for story starters at young author events, helping to spark the imagination of young minds. Renee and her husband, Gary, live in Richland, Washington, with their three daughters and any stray critters that happen to wander onto their property. Renee offers interactive presentations and workshops to students in grades K-8.