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I like making books & speaking foreign languages.
I have made books since I was a little boy. I drew the pictures and wrote the words. I still like doing that.
I have always liked foreign languages as far back as I can remember. When I was eight I decided I wanted to learn Chinese. I have studied more than a dozen languages
I have always had a fascination with calligraphy, not just calligraphy using Latin letters but the calligraphies of China and Persia.
I have loved traveling and seeing new and different places. I have lived in Africa and Afghanistan, Arabia and America. I now live in Hawai‘i.
The books I write and illustrate have all grown out of these passions. They are built around one simple idea:
the world is as big as you want to make it.