I'm Linda Bailey, and I love writing children's books. I
write different kinds novels, picture books, comic-book histories.
Most of them are at least a little bit funny.
you look at the drawing (by the wonderful Bill Slavin), you'll see
me with some of my characters. There's Stanley the dog, dancing out
front. Stevie Diamond, my detective, is in the garbage can. The time-travelling
Binkerton kids are there, too Josh, Emma and Libby. Did you
notice that none of them are paying the slightest attention to me?
Well, that's how it is for a writer. You make up
characters, and then they develop lives of their own. They surprise
you. They amuse you. They become your imaginary friends.
I hope they'll become your imaginary friends, too.