Susan Eaddy writes picture books and plays with clay in her attic studio. She begins work every day with clean hands, but depending on whether she is writing or illustrating, within minutes those hands may be bright green, or purple, or whatever! All of her illustrations are all made with modeling clay, and photographed in her attic studio. Her writing is greatly helped by her two marmalade cats who never miss an opportunity to settle onto her writing pad or crowd her computer. She also loves to travel and has used the opportunity to visit schools all over the world, including Taiwan, Brazil, Switzerland, Hong Kong and the USA.
As a child, Rosalinde could not decide whether she wanted to be a wildlife biologist, a writer or an illustrator. But, because she spent most of her time doodling (even all over her notebooks during class!) or creating plays and sets for her puppets, she finally decided to study art after high school. She went first to the Versailles School of Fine Arts (2 years), then to the Académie Charpentier in Paris (1 year), and lastly she joined the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (4 years). Since then, Rosalinde has written and/or illustrated numerous books like Daddy Honk Honk!, Poppy’s Best Babies, Poppy’s Best Paper, Ella and Penguin series, and Zip! Zoom! On a Broom. When she isn’t working or reading in her studio near Paris, Rosalinde likes hiking in wild places, taking photos, and making vegan pastries.