Dr. Seuss and Robert McCloskey were my heroes. I loved the rhythm of Dr. Seuss’ words and I was fascinated by the meticulous detail of Robert McCloskey’s illustrations. I had no idea back then that I’d end up writing and illustrating children’s books when I grew up. Now I live in a beautiful, little town on the coast of Maine with my lovely wife Lori, my two tall sons, Ethan and Tucker and a yellow lab named Opal. Life is good.