Creating children's books was something I said I would love to try when I retired as a graphic designer having worked in both the corporate world and advertising agencies. Illustrating and writing children's books keeps my creative juices flowing, and also is bringing back wonderful memories of my own childhood. My cat, Bootsie, keeps me company curled up asleep next to the computer whenever I'm working on a book. I love taking photos of nature, animals and unusual architecture. Some of my best ideas for stories come when I'm out in nature photographing.