Molly Shannon introduces new children's book 'Tilly the Trickster'

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PHOENIX -- You already know her as a comedian and an actress both on TV and in the movies. Now Molly Shannon, who first made a name for herself on "Saturday Night Live" can add author to her résumé. Her new children's book, "Tilly the Trickster," is in stores today.

Shannon is known for creating hilarious characters and Tilly is no different. Tilly is a mischievous girl who delights in stirring up good-natured trouble and she has a trick for everyone. But what happens when the tables are turned and Tilly is the target rather then the trickster?

Shannon checked in with Tara Hitchcock live via satellite from IT'SUGAR candy shop in Universal City, Calif.

A mother of two young children, Shannon talked about reinventing herself after SNL and how "Tilly the Trickster," her first book, came into being.

Shannon's interview was sponsored by Skinny Cow. The candy company made a donation to her favorite charity Reading is Fundamental, which is the largest nonprofit children's literacy organization in the entire country.