© Peter Krensky
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
- The Hobbit
What’s your favorite line from a book?
- "While not exactly disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled."—The Code of the Woosters, P.G. Woodhouse
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
Mark Twain, William Steig, and Arnold Lobel
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
I wanted to become a children’s book author because it became clear to me in college that I would have to get a job doing something, and writing stories for children was the best job I could imagine.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
Whenever you write something, don’t worry about making it perfect the first time or the second or the third. The important thing is to just keep writing until you’re ready to go back and improve the things that need fixing.