It seems like I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. First, it was to try to figure things out, with occasional poems and musings about this and that. Later came long descriptive letters to friends, and after that came stories.
When my kids were little, I’d tell them about imaginary creatures I named “The Griffleflix.” They inhabited my bedtime stories and I’d make up adventures on the spot, sometimes falling asleep in the middle of the telling. But their antics were always goofy and funny. I think my secret goal in life was to make my kids laugh.
So I decided to try to share my best stories with you and anyone who might enjoy them. I started with one of the more complicated ones about a tiger named Emmalene and decided to do my own illustrations. I feel my strengths lie more in the writing, but it’s also a lot of fun drawing, so why not? You’ll be the judge.
So this is the beginning of Nice Dog Books. Oh, the name came from my mom. When we’d go to visit, she’d always give our dog a pat on the head and say, “she’s a nice dog.” So I’m dedicating Nice Dog Books to my mom and mom’s everywhere. Because without them, where would we be?