At age 5 when asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I stated without hesitation that I would be a children’s book author. Every time. You’re asked that a lot as a child, but my response never wavered. I took some detours from writing through adolescence, high school, a BFA in Acting, and a move to Los Angeles before I rediscovered the steadiness of my reply. I’ve come full circle and can once again state unequivocally that I will be a children’s book author when I grow up. It’s the growing up part I’m not so sure about.
I find inspiration in the patterns of animals, the wonder of nature, and the beautiful nonsense that surrounds us every day. I believe children are wiser than many adults, and I long to live in the blurred wonderland between their reality and imagination.