Cary Pillo

Sharon and Ernie Useman live in Hammond, Louisiana. As a music therapist, Sharon's work with developmentally handicapped children inspired the theme for Tibby Tried It. The rest was provided through their grandchildren.

Cary Pillo a Fine Arts and Design graduate from Washington State University, has illustrated many children's educational materials and children's books, including A Terrible Thing Happened, Gentle Willow, Striped Shirts and Flowered Pants, and Tibby Tried It. She lives in Seattle.