Jeanette Bradley wrote and illustrated her first picture book at age five. Called Leopold, it featured a leopard who ate too many watermelons and developed pink spots. Later in life, Jeanette studied painting at Indiana University and Children’s Book Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Along the way she also acquired a degree in urban planning. Jeanette’s exuberant illustrations have won multiple awards, including the R. Michelson Gallery Emerging Artist Award. She currently lives in Rhode Island. Jeanette is the author-illustrator of Love, Mama.