z.b.asterplume  author/illustrator


Zilla Brownsly Asterplume, if you were wondering. And yes, it is a pen name. Not because I want to fool anyone, it’s just that many people share my given name. Besides, I teach, make crazy delicious popcorn and sing hideously incorrect song lyrics; Zilla writes and draws. Coincidentally, we have the same life story… 
I was born in Montana but have lived most of my life in Colorado. I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in technical theatre and, after a short stint as a sign painter, began working at The Denver Center Theatre Company as a scenic artist. After giving birth to two bouncing baby boys, my canvases became somewhat smaller. I created my first children’s books for them, but darned if they didn’t grow up. So now I make them for you.
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