1. Do you have a family?
Yes! I have three great kids: Josh, Bianca and Luke.They have been the inspiration for many of my books, and even though they're older now, they continue to inspire me.
To see how my immediate and extended families have inspired me to write some of my books please take a look at these three pages of photographs
We also have a cat now! Her name is Poppi. She came to us at Christmas, and we can't imagine now what it would be like to go down the stairs without worrying that a white, black and orange streak may be coming to knock you over. We fondly remember the day when we used to be able to let our fingers dangle over the edge of a chair without a 5-clawed attack, but we love having Poppi with us, and look forward to being clawed for many years.
2. Where do you live?
I live in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. I have lived in Vancouver all my life, and I love it here.
3. Do you have a job other than writing?
My favourite job is being a mom. This job takes much of my time! I am also a teacher-librarian at an elementary school, which is the perfect job for someone who loves to be around books and kids. My own children started out at the school I work at. When they were there, I tried to make them call me Mrs. Hundal, but they refused.
4. When did you start writing?
When I was 3 or 4, before I could even print! That's when we all draw pictures to illustrate the stories in our imaginations. I drew a lot, then wrote a lot as I learned my letters. Here are two of my earliest stories, When I fell into a puddle and The little girl that ran away. I wrote these when I was in grade one or two
I didn't start to write stories for publication until the mid 1980's. I had many stories and poems published in magazines before my first book came out in 1990.
5. What are your hobbies?
I love to sing, and I’m part of a Celtic folk trio called WestWynds. I also enjoy plodding (my style of jogging), reading, traveling whenever I can and spending lots of time with family and friends.
Below is a picture of me with my Celtic folk trio the WestWynds.