Like most author/illustrators, when I started writing picture books I chose my dog as my protagonist.
Henry is a Yorkshire terrier which means, like all self-respecting Yorkies, he is an over opinionated determined little sod. I adore him and everything he does. I didn’t know at the time that EVERYONE writes about his or her dog or cat. Getting published is already near to impossible, but writing about one’s dog practically eliminates one from the get go. You can see this book for free in my gallery.