What was your favorite book when you were a child?
A book of nursery rhymes and a compilation of favorite classics.
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
I realized my strengths early in life and followed them. In other words I was not great at math and some other basic subjects but I loved to make pictures.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
Plan to work harder than you would at a normal job. Persevere and do what you love. Always do what you love. Never work just to make a living.