My niece was reading a book to me and was very excited about the story.
Then I said, "You know what? I'm going to write a book and I'm going to make
the main character's name Daisy Rose." And she said, "Hey, that's my name!"
So after that, what could I do? Luckily I come from a family who loves books,
loves rhymes of any kind, and loves to be silly. My Grandma Bea was a poet,
Mom was a poetry lover, and Dad is still making me laugh out loud
with his poems and limericks. Thanks for that!
As this writing journey unfolds I hope that I can bring as much joy to you
as I have found through the thousands of great books that have entertained
and inspired me...especially the unexpectedly funny ones.
My whole life, art has been my favorite form of expression. Whether drawing or coloring or painting or sculpting—I love to challenge myself creatively. From teaching art and pottery classes, to learning every medium that peaks my interest, it has maintained a critical outlet, and a gift I love to share. Art has afforded me great opportunities to connect with the people in the communities I have lived, including exhibiting my paintings and wood burnings in cafes and bars, sharing public murals in the cities I’ve lived, and creating incredibly thoughtful gifts for both loved ones and complete strangers.
When I was around 10, Eric Carl came in to speak at my school. To this day, I don’t think I’ve been more star struck, and ever since I have dreamed of illustrating a children’s book. I am unbelievably lucky to have crossed paths with Jules, someone who puts as much passion and creativity into the work she shares. Because of her, I can say that I have accomplished my dream.
B.G. wrote this as a dedication to his nephews, and it is so beautiful that Jules felt this should be shared with you.
To creative minds of every kind,
that inspire thoughts like mine,
Whichever path you choose to go,
use it to grow what you know.