Elisa Marrucchi

Jennifer Liberts grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Agoura, California. She has a BA in English Literature from California State University, and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. She has worked as a children's book editor, an English teacher, and an independent bookseller. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her three book-loving children, and an orange cat named Chuck.

Elisa Marrucchi is a children's book illustrator from Italy. After graduating from the European College of Design in 1992, she attended Accademia Disney in Milan. She currently works with Disney, as well as several book and magazine publishers, as an illustrator. Her works include Battle in Space!, Beautiful Brides, and The Beauty of Nature.