Shawna J. C. Tenney

Shawna J. C. Tenney found her brief pirate training one summer at an amusement park integral to the making of this book. She’s also grateful for the many hours she spent at the ballet studio in her youth, which help inform the rhythms, lines, and characters seen in her artwork today. Shawna is also the author and illustrator of Brunhilda’s Backwards Day, and the illustrator of Blood! Not Just a Vampire Drink, written by Stacy McAnulty. She lives in Utah with her husband, two kids, and two cats. You can see more of her work at

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