The inspiration for my children’s picture book Pep, Polish & Paint came one starry night as I was walking home from work. I looked up at the stars in the night sky and imagined what would happen if one of those stars just went out.
Having already been inspired by the Apollo moon landings as a child of 8, I was further inspired a few years later when the original Star Trek series with Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty and McCoy landed on British T.V. screens.
As a young child, I sat riveted to the T.V. watching Apollo 11 blast off to go to the moon and couldn’t take my eyes away from Neil Armstrong as he descended the steps of the Eagle lunar module.