Q: Where did you get the inspiration for Zombie Squirts?
A: I was asked by my Job to create some custom stickers that were zombie-themed for children! I happily obliged. I came up with the Zombie Squirts and purchased the rights to them, I had an amazing idea for a children's book series.
Q: Who were the first Zombie Squirts?
Q: What is the first book about?
Q: Are the stories based on personal experience?
A: Some of the stories are based on my own life. When I was younger, I moved from Chicago to North Dakota. I did not know anybody and I got made fun of and teased a little bit. But there were people who came to my rescue and made things great for me!
Q: Why Children's Books and Why the Anti-Bullying Theme?
A: I wanted to keep going with the Zombies and their character's personas going forward. I loved the idea that these zombie kids were all different and how they could teach each other the importance of acceptance. Hating on people is not acceptable. It is "learned". We are not born to hate.
I wanted to have something available for young kids, because I truly feel that the younger kids learn about what bullying is and the effects it causes...the better chance we have of eliminating it!
Q: Have you met any kids that would benefit reading your books?
Q: What is the general response from parents?
Q: Last thoughts...?
A: I know when you are young...you think it's the end of the world when somebody hates you or if they call you names. But, ITS NOT! Those people aren't going to count after school...if you don't want them to!