Having grown up on three different continents, Larissa discovered early on a lasting sense of home in reading stories. Reading stories led to writing stories, which some time later led her to earn an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Larissa is the author of FAT & BONES: AND OTHER STORIES (Carolrhoda, 2014), which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Larissa also has three upcoming picture books under contract. She now lives in sunny Pasadena, CA with her family and spends time writing, biking the town, and tending to a rambling garden.