Author of the “Johnny Mutton” series and Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel, James Proimos has also written screenplays for Nickelodeon and created several TV shows. In addition to their striking resemblance, James and Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel share a fondness for chocolate cake before dinner and staying up until midnight. James would like you to know that his favorite pants are shorts. His favorite animals are all of them. And his favorite book is the one about Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel. These days, he and his wife split their time between Los Angeles and their farm in Maryland, where there are no purple hippos (read the book!) but quite a number of horses.