I live in the mountain town of Ketchum, Idaho. Spaghetti is my favorite food and I wear jeans most of the time. I have no rhythm, but I married a professional drummer! Second to playing with my kids, writing and illustrating picture books is my favorite thing to do. I've been drawing cartoons and writing stories since I was a little kid. Sometimes my pictures and stories were a bit twisted, to say the least. This worried my parents, but I turned out okay.
I am having fun working on my first middle grade novel filled with frogs, pigs, rats and mischief. It's based loosely on myself in the fourth grade – the year that I moved to a new school, barfed on the playground the very first day and (despite that) met my new best friend! This will be my eighteenth book for Candlewick Press and I plan on doing lots more! In fact, I don't plan on stopping – even after the cows come home.