Runaway Tomato is my debut book. It all began with a bedtime story for my son. He usually asked for a story about a vehicle or an animal. Never a fruit or a vegetable. Until that night I wasn't sure he knew what a tomato was. They just came pureed with lots of sugar and vinegar in the form of ketchup. As a mom I jumped at the opportunity to make a tomato appealing to a four year-old. And that's how Runaway Tomato was born.
I wrote my first children's book in 8th grade and entered it into a contest. My illustrations may have played a large role in my book not winning. That was the year I discovered writing. I had an amazing teacher who encouraged me to try different types of writing.
Poetry became my favorite. Silly poetry especially. There's something about having only a limited amount of words available that makes rhymes appealing to me. But mostly I like poetry because it's so fun to read.
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