Author's Comment: Q: What's a typical writing and illustrating day? A: I work from home, so I get started around 9 am, once the kids are at school and the sheep and chooks and ducks have been let out and served breakfast. And then I just get on with whatever I need to do that day, be it drawing or writing or both. There's always some kind of deadline to meet (or just politely acknowledge as it sails past). I always finish work at 5 pm - there's my family to hang out with, and of course sheep and chooks and ducks which now need dinner and locking away. Sounds exciting right! I really try to avoid working at night (after the kids have gone to bed), but inevitably I do (especially when working on a series - they are lots of work). And I keep the weekends free.