Monthly Archives: July 2011

Question: Did you have a dog growing up?

I love animals and we have several animal friends who share our lives  with us now (two goats, two pugs two geese and 21 chickens!). My animal friends are often  a source of inspiration for my stories. Q: Did you … Continue reading

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The Circus Helped Me Become A writer

My first memories are of Sarasota, Florida in the winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers’ Circus. I was one year old and remember it vividly. My father, an art student, was making extra income by repainting circus murals. Spanish became … Continue reading

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What Really Happens When an Author and Illustrator Work Together?

As an author, I am fortunate to be able to work with a very inspiring editor. One day Bonnie Verburg called me and asked, “What would you think of retelling the Paul Bunyan tale?”I thought it was an interesting question. … Continue reading

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