Welcome to my website…the home of my book,
The Champion Behind The Champion, that I both wrote and illustrated.

Award Winning Book for child athletes - especially Skaters!

The Champion Behind The Champion is both educational and entertaining for all ages. It is about a little lamb named LambieAnn, who sees skating on TV and wants to learn how to do those cool leaps in the air and twirls on the ice.

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Heirloom Ice Skating Pendants designed by BarbarAnn

The stylized pendant makes a unique and lovely gift for any skater accomplishing a test, entering a competition, mastering a difficult jump or given as birthday or a holiday gift.
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Original Baby Keepsake Art Make Wonderful Gifts

My Keepsake characters make wonderful and very special baby gifts for new parents and/or a new baby for years to come.

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Children & figure skaters portraits

– turning treasured moments into everlasting memories!
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The Champion Behind The Champion is both educational and entertaining for all ages. It is about a little lamb named LambieAnn, who sees skating on TV and wants to learn how to do those cool leaps in the air and twirls on the ice.

LambieAnn’s story takes you through the learning process and development of a skater with inclusive values and life lessons experienced along the way.

Like the double jumps you see below in a slow motion video by one of my students, my champion book came to life through years of training as a competitive figure skater and even more years as a coach.

In figure skating, the execution of any double or triple jump requires years of dedicated work. The same goes for writing an educational and knowledgeable book… Enjoy!