Children’s author. Born– May 17,1955 in Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Kenneth Bradford and Joanne Dingus Wheeler.  Married Robert Patrick Lee, July 26, 1980.  Children–three. Education– Auburn University, B.F.A., 1977.  Children’s book buyer, Zibart’s Bookstore, Nashville, 1977-78; executive secretary, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1977-80; freelance illustrator, designer and writer, 1980-84; Assistant to Art Director, Lothrop, Lee and Shepherd, 1984-85; co-owner, The Bookstore on Wall Street, Asheville, NC.  Alabama Library Association Award for Best Children’s Book, 1985.


Alabama Public Library Service; Contemporary Authors online.


The Bookstore Cat.  Random House, 1994.

A Day on the Farm.  Happy House, 1987.

Early Easter Morning.  Scholastic, 1997.

Emperor’s Birthday Suit.  Random House, 1996.

A Good Day, A Good Night. New York; Lippincott, 1980.

Marmalade’s Christmas Present. New York; Knopf, 1984.

Marmalade’s Nap. New York; Knopf, 1983.

Marmalade’s Picnic. New York; Knopf, 1983.

Marmalade’s Snowy Day. New York; Knopf, 1982.

Marmalade’s Yellow Leaf. New York; Knopf, 1982.

Merry Christmas, Little Mouse.  Happy House, 1986.

More Simple Signs.  Viking, 1998.

A New House for Little Mouse. New York; Random House, 1987.

Rose. New York; Knopf, 1985.

Sally Wants to Help. New York; Random House, 1988.

The Scaredy Cats and the Haunted House. New York; Random House, 1982.

Simple Signs.  Viking, 1995.

Spring Is Here!  Happy House, 1989.

What’s In Your Basket?  Scholastic, 1997.


Dad Told Me Not To. Milwaukee; Raintree Pubs., 1983.

One Step, Two… New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1981.

Red House, Blue House.  Peel Productions, 1997.

Someone Just Like Me. Milwaukee; Raintree Pubs., 1983.

That Olive! New York; Lothrop, Lee, 1986.

What’s In Your Basket?  Little Simon, 1998.