I never know what will give me an idea for a story. The idea for Katie Ling Fashion Queen came from my second-graders and their adorable passion for fashion.
I wrote I Really Love You, Ava after my son was born. The love that I, my husband and everyone in our family have for George was (and is) truly inspiring. As of right now (hopefully it won't get edited out), the baby in the story is actually named George. How special is that?
Another picture book my agent is currently querying, My Runaway Lunch Art, was inspired by the students I used to watch over when I had lunch room duty as a teacher. They would make these wild creations with their food like spaceship sandwiches and brownie helicopters.
Each one of these stories has such a special place in my heart because they all evoke treasured memories. I have a feeling that George isn't done inspiring me and our son or daughter who will be coming near the end of October has just begun to inspire.
I had no idea when I started this crazy writing adventure that one day I'd be flipping through pages and seeing memories.
George Henry - his first week at home