Why I Wrote It
This book was like magic. My son, our oldest child, has worried since the day he was born that if he goes to sleep, he'll miss out on something.
He never slept as an infant. NEVER.
I had been struggling to get published for nine years, and now I had been rejected 187 times and had a baby
who cried from exhaustion all night but wouldn't sleep! One night, very tired, my husband and I decided that I would take a break from writing
for a while, and just focus on our son and trying to get him to sleep. And eat. And stop crying. So of course he went to bed that night
without any fuss. And of course, right as I was shutting down my laptop for the night, the entire story of Dragon Slippers just downloaded
into my brain! I knew every line, every name, every dragon and what they hoarded. It was beautiful. It was magical. And it hasn't happened since!