Where did you grow up?
In Padua and Venice,Italy
What is your earliest memory of writing/drawing?
What inspired you to write/illustrate your first book?
I am not sure, I generally don't believe much in inspiration I would rather call it hard work.
Do you use your childhood as inspiration?
Yes, I suppose.
What books from your childhood have most influenced your work? What about adult titles?
Hard to say.
What are your hobbies and interests besides reading and books?
Hiking, traveling, boating.
Who are a couple of your favorite author/illustrators? What is it about their work that inspires and interests you?
Too difficult to answer.
What one or two words of advice would you give for young authors/illustrators?
Follow your heart not the market.