Jill: The dream to write children’s books emerged about ten years ago, when I was in the thick of reading picture books to my then three-year-old daughter. The children’s books available for us were not the ones I grew up with, nor were they like the ones I read when I was a babysitter. There were so many beautiful stories out there. My children and I became totally immersed in picture books. Though Tickle Trouble is my first children’s book, I hope it’s not my last. I’ve harbored a dream to write books about my late husband’s early childhood. He was a very, very naughty little Nepali village boy, but he ended up channeling that energy into pretty amazing things.