What was your favorite book when you were a child?
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. But I never played favorites. I loved every book I picked up. Whatever I was reading was my favorite.
What’s your favorite line from a book?
- "He was not the Model Boy of the village. He knew the model boy very well—and loathed him." --Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
Jesse Stuart, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
The need to write was/is ever-present in my life. I never set out to become an author; it just happened.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
Read, write, persist and always tell the truth.