What was your favorite book when you were a child?
Charlotte’s Web. I must’ve read it a thousand times.
What’s your favorite line from a book?
Charlotte: “Never hurry and never worry.”
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
AUTHORS: Stephen King, Lee Child, E. B. White. ILLUSTRATORS: Chris Van Allsberg. Rien Poortvliet. Floyd Cooper.
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
I’ve been drawing since I can remember. My mother and grandfather were artists, so I guess it was a natural progression for me. I decided to follow my muse after college and became an illustrator; I can truly say I absolutely love what I do, and look forward to each day “on the job”.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
Even if it seems difficult to break into the business at first, hard work and perseverance will pay off in the end. Talk to others. Make connections. Study the market. And hang in there.