I grew up in a really large family on a small island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean where we had sleepovers in lobster boats, hiked to secret beaches, and got chased by wild cows through forest paths. I started writing stories at a really young age, and many of my books are inspired by the fun times I had growing up with my seven siblings and many cousins and friends.
I Dare You Not to Yawn was inspired by my cheeky daughter, who will do anything for a laugh. When she was about four years old she would open her mouth in a very theatrical fake-yawn at the dinner table then smile and see if her yawn would catch on. Soon, we’d all be yawning, and laughing, and vowing we would never fall for her trick again. But of course,we always did.
Three Things You Might Not Know About Me:
1. I once slept in a tent for a whole summer.
2. I hate cotton balls and the squeaky sound they make. They are seriously creepy to me!
3. I know how to spell super-long words like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. See?