What comes first, the words or the pictures?
That’s a great question. Usually I write the story first. But sometimes, a story will start with an image in my head, as in Elliot’s Bath, when I imagined how cute Elliot would look if he were wet and saw the image that is now on the front cover.
What is your favourite Elliot Moose book?
That’s like asking a mother to choose between her children!!
Do you still have your dog Toby?
No. Toby passed away. He occupied a huge space in my heart and my children and I still miss him. We have a new girl beagle now, her name is Tillie and she has a completely different personality from Toby, but she is a master thief with food, just like Toby was.
Was it fun to work on a TV show?
It was very exciting to work on the television show. My role was that of the underlying creator, so I consulted on things like costumes, set design, voice acting, and stories. I was one voice in many that worked on the show.