A graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Melissa now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and author, Denis Markell, and their son, Jamie. She has illustrated numerous award winning books for children, including Good Night Engines, Snuggle Mountain and Green As A Bean. Soup Day, published in 2010, is the first book she both wrote and illustrated and is included in the 2011 PA Baker’s Dozen list. It was inspired by her experiences cooking with Jamie. Please visit her cooking/food blog at http://thehungryartist.wordpress.com for recipes and craft ideas.