Peggy Collins has been an illustrator her entire life. She began writing and illustrating books in kindergarten and had her first "real" book published about four years ago with Scholastic. Since then, she has illustrated more than ten books for children, including The End of the Dinosaurs, There's a Spider in the Bath, and Quiet Tessa.
Peggy is a graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Though she has dabbled in all sorts of media, she now works primarily in gouache, pencil crayon, and ink. She lives with her family in Ontario, in a crooked little house beside a winding river with a luscious little overgrown garden. In the Garden is her first book as both author and illustrator.