Perhaps you are wondering just where Susan got the idea of Lilly. Recently I caught up with her and asked her that very question. Here is what she said.
“This is a story I told my youngest daughter. She was sick at the time and asked me to tell her a story. All three of my kids fell in love with Lilly. The love of Lilly hooks kids attention, sparks their imagination and wins their hearts. The illustrations for Lilly are of my youngest grandchild, Brooklyn Rose. I did a photo-shoot of her to illustrate each scene and then I cartooned her. Such a fun and satisfying project for me as a writer.”