We think British Columbia is a pretty special place to live and also a great place to create wonderful children’s literature. readBC is a series of short interviews introducing our readers to our authors and illustrators and their craft. Read the complete series here.
For a list of books created and set in British Columbia, visit this page.
Region: The Gulf Islands & Vancouver Island region
Where did you grow up, and does that place affect your writing?
I grew up in Victoria and the natural beauty definately inspires my picture books.
When did you know you wanted to write children’s books?
I knew I wanted to write and illustrate children’s books when I thought of a creative way to engage kids in reading through art.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on A Cat on the Wild Edge about a cat exploring its backyard. It has an artistic repsonse similiar to my first story A Salmon’s Sky View.
If you were a BC fruit or vegetable, what would you be?
I would be a salmonberry.
If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
I would like the superpower of flying the way I do in my dreams.