The original plan was to major in children's literature. I was sidetracked for about 20 years but felt the need to write for my children. They loved my stories and encouraged me to turn them into "real books for their friends."
I took their challenge. I've been inspired by Judy Schachner, Ian Falconer and some of the classic authors from my childhood.
My first endeavor, "Dino Manners" will be published before Thanksgiving 2009. My illustrator partner, Alison Seda, and I have shared a lot of big laughs creating this.