Marian Parks has a master’s degree in elementary education and is a former California public school teacher. Always appreciative of children’s literature and its ability to inspire young minds, she now writes whimsical wildlife stories that promote environmental awareness and introduce children to American parks, reserves, and sanctuaries.
Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she explored tide pools, swam in streams and wrote and illustrated spooky stories her teachers politely read. After she graduated from college, she worked as a pediatric nurse. Having children rekindled her love for picture books, so in 1994 she exchanged her stethoscope for a paintbrush and she’s been illustrating ever since. She has worked on more than 30 children’s books.
Christine Karron has always been passionate about painting, but her devotion to her children sparked an interest in illustrating children’s books. Her most recent books include Buffalo Knees and My Kitty Cats are Big Fat Brats. She lives with her husband, their three children, and the family dog in Alberta, Canada.
Melinda Beavers is an artist, designer, and illustrator of children’s books. Her work has received multiple awards and has appeared in various galleries and international juried exhibitions. She lives in the high desert of New Mexico.