In 2006 I published my very first children’s book, Cloud Boy, about a little boy that sculpts the shapes in the clouds that we see. Having that book published fulfilled a life-long dream. Visually, the book was mostly a blue and white color palette. Soon after Cloud Boy was published, my editor at Simon & Schuster asked if I had any ideas for a companion picture book- perhaps something in pink. It was simply a request for a book in another color, but a seed had been planted. I thought about it, what’s pink? I wondered about this and bubble gum kept popping up. It was then that I came up with The Gumazing Gum Girl- a sticky, stretchy superhero!