As a child growing up in Philadelphia, Sally did more than her share of drawing, coloring and watching cartoons. Her first job could have been coloring her best friend's coloring book. Even with this incentive, she did not study art in school. She received a bachelor of science degree from Drexel University, where she studied fashion design. She worked very briefly in the fashion industry. Building on an award-winning career in retail advertising, Sally directed her specialty to children, illustrating advertising promotions, package designs, educational materials, children's books and magazines.
She and her sport-fishing husband live in Florida, with their playful standard poodle and biting parrot, who is the real watchdog.