Chuck Bright said he has always enjoyed making people laugh.
He also enjoys telling stories to his granddaughter, Micah, he said.
“I like to come up with off-the-wall stuff that will make people smile,” he said.
But Bright said he never planned to go to the lengths of book writing to accomplish that goal.
“People who heard my stories said, ‘You ought to write books for kids,’” said Bright, who lives in Plymouth.
Eventually he began to consider the idea.
His daughter, Alicia Friesen, of Fairbury, said he has been telling made-up stories and singing silly songs since she was a child.
“Just as life happens he makes things up,” she said. “He would always share stories at the dinner table or when traveling.