Author Revealed

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Interesting, creative, rewarding, sometimes difficult, complicated and simple.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep on creating!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Sitting in a comfortable chair with a beautiful picture book in my lap.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Hights

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Italy

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Maurice Sendak

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Most recently Brian Selznick

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. But...

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not having started as a children's book illustrator sooner in my career.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing in tune

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Having illustrated fourteen children's books.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Inability to relax my style of illustrating

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My imagination

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A famous Children's book illustrator

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Shy

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Puss in Boots

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The nasty stepmother

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Micheal Angelo, what was it like painting ceilings?

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Recently, the tiny amount of picture books being published.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. When I'm not illustrating, I like to help my local library with their used book sale.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Writing children's picture books.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Creativity, honesty, bravery

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Ice cream

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Your Mother Should Know, If Not for You, Respect, A Change is Gonna Come, Blueberry Hill