Quinette Cook lives in Minnesota with her family and has been drawing and writing and dreaming for as long as she can remember. At age six she announced that when she grew up, she was going to be an author and an illustrator. Although she says she might never grow up, she did receive a degree in Commercial Art & Design from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Hamline University. Her YA novel in verse, GILT, received the 2012 SCBWI Work of Outstanding Promise Honor Book Award. When she’s not in her studio working on freelance projects, stories or poetry, or art, you can find her reading, working in her garden, or taking long walks with her dog, Jazz.