Deborah Melmon spent her childhood in Southern California, within bike-riding distance of the beach. Encouraged by her high school art teacher, she began her professional career painting Christmas windows during the holiday season. After graduating from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, she restarted her career illustrating for the children’s market and licensing her work on greeting cards, gift wrap, and fabric. She has illustrated more than fifty children’s books. Deborah lives in the Bay Area and shares her studio with a comical Airedaleterrier named Mack. Find out more about Deborah at deborahmelmon.com.