Lori VanKirk Schue considers herself first and foremost an artist although she is a successful author with over twenty books in print. She is originally from Webster, PA and currently lives in Virginia. After college she married and had two children while developing her career, gleaning experience in many art forms coast to coast and around the world. Today she is an accomplished illustrator, painter, weaver and potter. Currently she teaches for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Privately she is interested in glass blowing and spending time with her family and friends.

Education & Certifications

  • Art Institute
  • George Mason University
  • Master Basket Weaver
  • Smithsonian World Art History


  • Apiculture
  • Art
  • Art history
  • Aviculture
  • Horticulture
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Travel