Q: Did you always want to be an artist?
A: Yes! I always loved art, all kinds of art. I wanted to be a painter and a sculptor, but most of all I wanted to work at Disney World.
Q: Did you go to school to be a writer?
A: No. I have a degree in Graphic Communications, which means that I learned how to communicate with pictures. After graduating, I worked as a designer in New York City creating logos and other materials for huge corporations all over the world (but it was kind of boring), so I became the Creative Director of an advertising agency. Then I decided to do something different....
Q: What was your favorite book growing up?
A: That's a tough question. I had many favorites, including all the Raggedy Ann books by Johnny Gruelle, every book Joan Walsh Anglund ever wrote, and an enchanting book called Susan and Spotty which I found absolutely mesmerizing.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up in Harwinton, Connecticut where there were lots of trees to climb, stone walls to walk on, and lots of frogs and fireflies to catch. We had a huge hill
for sliding in the winter, and a shady brook to wade through during the summer.
It was heaven!
Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Definitely white!
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: M&M’s, mango’s, and sushi. But not all together - yuck!