1. How did my childhood prepare me for this job?
Growing up, my world was filled with books. I began reading on my own at an early age and my family strongly encouraged my passion for reading as well as my passion for art. I had a point in my life when I was trying to decide if I wanted to become a writer or an artist; and even though design and art won out, I've never stopped loving books and have a strong respect for the craft of writing.
2. Favorite piece of art I own:
This is a tough one to answer, especially since my husband and I love to buy art every chance we get. I supposed I'd have to say that, at the moment, my favorite piece of art is a print by Sasha Yosselani that my husband got me for my birthday this year.
3. Did you know:
I've actually illustrated a children's book, Allen The Alligator Counts Through New Orleans. I also illustrate a bi-annual children's page in New Orlean's alternative weekly, Gambit, for their KIDS issues called WhoDat and WhoDon't.
4. Guilty pleasure:
Binge watching T.V. shows on Netflix and Hulu.
5. What am I currently reading:
I just finished The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima and I'm about to start Wicked Temper by Randy Thornhorn.
6. Did you know:
I have a personal blog as well, called Lazy Lady. Over there you will find more personal interests like tabletop gaming, my book club, and more.
7. Favorite part of this job:
Helping writers see their works come to life through my cover (and interior) designs. And, getting to read more books, if I'm totally honest.
8. First book to make an impact on my life:
It's really a series. The Chronicles of Narnia.
9. Did you know:
I was one of the judges for the 2014 National Beard and Moustache Finals (picture proof to the right). It was one of the weirdest and greatest opportunities I've had the pleasure of having come my way. It was a blast and I'd do it again in a heart beat!
10. My family is:
Full and happy with my husband and our little zoo (our big cat Mei-Mei, our dog Bigby and our turtle Paul).