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Melanie is an American artist born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan. She has been drawing since she was a little girl. Back then, her favorite canvas was pavement and her go to medium was sidewalk chalk. Nowadays, Melanie likes create artwork digitally but also enjoys using watercolor, markers, colored pencils, and acrylic paint. Oh, and sometimes a pinch of glitter too! Melanie is a 2013 graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where she earned a BFA in Illustration. The Michigan-native has since relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in illustration and design.
will appeal to all kids who love animals; similar to fan-favorite chapter-book series ADVENTURES AT HOUND HOTEL; focuses on character-building activities of caregiving, resilience, and sacrifice; main character is a young Japanese-American girl, filling the urgent need for more-inclusive chapter books in the market and allowing more readers to see themselves in the stories