Idea one: You were sitting in a cozy restaurant pushing your dumplings around on their plate and you imagined them dancing on a stage.
Idea two: You were asked in an interview what your favorite food was and you couldn’t decide and thought “that would make a great book! “
K: Not at all! I’ve always loved most foods. I mean there were definitely some things I was squeamish about trying as a kid ( not super into fish, definitely not into oysters. etc) but there weren’t any veggies or fruit I didn’t like. But I now have a 16 month old who is decidedly not into food in general, so I’m having to learn how to navigate pickyish eating in a different way.
K: I played Miss Havisham in our junior high production of Great Expectations. The whole thing was so over our heads at the time! But it was a lot of fun.
SSOB: We love your work, what are you working on next that we can keep an eye out for?
K:Thank you so much, I love your instagram. I’m currently working on final art for a picture book written by Nina Laden with Macmillan, and on my second picture book with Tundra. ( I can’t say much about it, mostly because its in a very early stage- but I’m building a world around my mushroom characters for it which is a dream come true!)