Jessica Lanan grew up surrounded by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and finds inspiration all around her in the natural world. She is the illustrator of several books for children including <i>Out of School </i>and <i>Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story and The Story I’ll Tell</i>. <i>The Fisherman and the Whale</i> is the first book that she has both written and illustrated. Jessica lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, baby daughter, and three-legged cat. Visit her online at JessicaLanan.com.