His inspirations for the Origami Yoda series include Star Wars (of course), Fumiaki Kawahata and Daniel Pinkwater. Tom is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell. Together they live in Christianburg, Virginia.
Author's Comment: I’m not necessarily all that creative. I’m more of a puzzle putter together. I take all these little puzzle pieces — Yoda, middle school problems, Cheetos — and I fuss and fuss with them until I fit them together.