I was raised a Navy Brat and moved every two or three years when I was growing up. Now I live in one place and travel to lots of other places. I started writing poems in college, got a M.A. in History, performed in a modern dance company, traveled the world, got married, had two sons, and when I started telling my boys, Aaron and Sean, stories I realized that I could write for children.
My first two books came out in the same week, in 1992, Thirteen Moons On Turtle’s Back and The Lion Who Had Asthma, soon followed by Froggy Gets Dressed. These books are still in print. Froggy Gets Dressed was the first of over twenty-eight Froggy books.
The most recent one is Froggy Goes To The Library. The next one will be Froggy Goes To Grandma’s (due April 4, 2017). My Froggy books are silly and little kids like them. But I also write other kinds of books, including wildlife books.
My sons and my wife, Maureen, are my constant inspirations. But I’m also inspired by young children, dogs, mountains, rivers, stars, trees, great cities, deserts, jungles, great food, dance, art, some sports, and the moon. And if anybody asks, Froggy c’est moi – but he’s also Aaron and Sean, and every kid I’ve ever met. Flop flop flop!