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Occupation: Children’s book author
Years living in Sonoma County: 34
Percentage of income from Froggy series: 80-90 percent
Odd jobs: Construction worker, dancer, trade-show assembly, poet
Daily ritual: Wakes up every day around 5:45 a.m., reads in bed, swims at Ives Park and starts writing by 9-10 a.m.
Number of books he’s written: More than 100. “At some point I lost count,” he says.
Number of languages his works have been translated into: 7
Secret to writing for children: “It’s me remembering my own childhood.”