At about the same time, I landed a job as a paste-up artist with the J.C. Penny Advertising Dept in L.A. Four years later my husband and I started our family, and I became a stay-at-home mom of two daughters. Missing my creative outlet, I wrote & illustrated a children's ANIMATED picture book, 'What Pet Will I Get?', subtitled 'Flip'n Giggle' (< see inset video). My experience from Ben's class paid off! The book was published, and I went on to create two more books using the same concept. That's when I got my first taste of working with book agents.