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PERSISTENCE

Although the story for Belinda the Ballerina came to me in a flash and took very little time to write, it took me ten years to get it published. It happened like this…

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INSPIRATION

I got the idea for Emmalina, the main character in the MUD FAIRY from a little girl I l know. She was six when I met her. She looked like a delicate little fairy, but she didn't particularly like to do dainty and delicate things. I had to create a believable world for Emmalina...

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RESEARCH

Belinda in Paris takes place in Paris, a real city. I wanted my string-bean elastic ballerina, Belinda, to fit in to that world believably. I wanted to be true to Paris, and true to Belinda, too…

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PRACTICE

Creating recognizable characters with distinct personalities is essential to the illustrator's craft. Spike and Cubby’s Ice Cream Island Adventure is about dogs I know, but the illustrations couldn't be too realistic. I was creating a visual world where cats run ferries and dogs talk and rent boats from bears…

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