"I live in Socorro, New Mexico, a small, dusty town with lots of beautiful southwestern scenery, sunshine, and green chili."
"I like going on long walks or runs or bike rides when I’m in the idea stage of a book. It may seen like I’m goofing off, but the ideas flow much more effortlessly than when I’m sitting at my desk. When I’m in the drawing stage, I listen to music. I tend to stay in my seat much longer if there are great songs that I want to hear."
"Some of my favorite picture books are: THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK, PRESS HERE, TICKLE THE DUCK, I WANT MY HAT BACK, CAPS FOR SALE and BARK GEORGE."
"I read Pippi books over and over as a child. She is my hero."
"I hate peas so much that, instead of eating them, I once stuck them up my nose and had to be taken to the emergency room to have them extracted. I was four years old when I did that . . . or was it fourteen?"