Great article about Doreen Cronin today. Cronin was a law student when she wrote Click Clack Moo.
It happened like this: 10 years ago, Cronin was unable to sleep one night after the death of her beloved father, a New York City police officer whom she describes as a "cross between John Wayne and Jackie Gleason."
Trying to distract herself from her grief, Cronin, an aspiring children's-book writer, sat down at her computer. "I sat down at my computer and 'Click, Clack, Moo' just came out of me. It was just 20 minutes at the computer. It was like I was channeling it," she recalled in a recent telephone interview from her New York City home.
"When I finished it and read it, I laughed for the first time since my father had died. I felt like my father was telling the story."
She talks about her collaborations with Betsy Lewin and Harry Bliss and the books to come.