I began my writing career with children's books when my children were young. I loved the challenge and occasional gift of a picture book being born fully formed in a single sitting.
I wrote What If A Lion Eats Me and I Fall Into a Hippopotamus' Mud Hole? after something my son said about taking a friend to the zoo created images that began to race furiously in my imagination. I hurried upstairs and wrote the story in the half-hour. It was the first book I sold!