Before becoming an author, Tori worked as Director of Design in the Textile Industry: buying, selling, and creating fabrics and home furnishing products. She has a bachelor's degree in Surface Pattern Design from Syracuse University.
Tori's love affair with children's literature began when she became a mom. The enthusiasm she felt for funny, heartfelt picture books rivaled her passion for textiles and inspired her to become an author-illustrator. Her stories are filled with heart, humor and quirky characters. Tori studied picture book illustration at The School of Visual Arts.
She lives in New York City with her family, including Milo, a handsome Standard Poodle and Yoko, an adorable, adopted Silky Terrier. (Milo is adorable too!)