"For me, writing picture books is also a way of breaking out of expected territory. As an editor, a big part of my role is taking people's idiosyncratic visions and helping them tailor them so that they're accessible to the widest possible audience. And then when I take that hat off and I work as an author, I'm the one who's bringing an idiosyncratic vision, and I'm the one who's gently pushing back against an editor. [...] It's fun to wear the other hat, and to be the voice of weirdness in that relationship."
executive editor at
First Second Books