Q: Why did you write DOWN UNDER, DOWN UNDER: Diving Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef?
A: We had the chance of living on a dive boat in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, for ten days. I saw a huge fish that weighed 300 pounds! One day I was surounded by sea snakes more deadly than cobras. I saw sharks in a feeding frenzy. In this book, I transformed all my adventures to that of a 12-year-old girl, which made for an exciting story. The amazing photographs are by my husband Marty and son Jim. I even took a couple of the photos!