I am an avid reader of children’s picture books. Unfortunately, that doesn’t pay the bills.
The next best thing is teaching young children: which has been the bulk of my career. When my own children were younger, I read picture books to them. But we have transitioned from The Cat in the Hat to The Lord of the Rings. (There is a season for everything.)
In my “free time” I go to grad school. When I need a mental break, I write here.