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Kim Barrington Narisetti has worked for The Wall Street Journal as a copy and layout editor; TheStreet.com as a Senior Editor overseeing the copy and editorial tech departments; Advertising Age as the Assistant Managing Editor; and The Source magazine as Managing Editor. Kim, who holds a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University, also served as an adjunct professor at New York’s Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism for three years. The “semi-retired” journalist spent 3 ½ years in Belgium so speaks very bad French; and is currently living in New Delhi, India, with her husband Raju and daughters Leila Isabel, 7, and Zola Isabel, 3, still speaking very bad French and has added some very bad Hindi to the mix.
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Tina Rajan is an illustrator cartoonist who has been running her own firm, Tinatoons, for almost 20 years. She has an interesting body of work and an enviable clientele to her credit. Some of her recent work has been for Vogue, GQ, UNICEF and YPO. Over the years, Tina had dabbled in various design forms and illustrating for children’s books is a new feather in her cap. She illustrated children’s picture books Find the Colors, Foodies from A to Z; Xanthe, a book for tweens, and a sketch book, I Saw Delhi. An eye for photography in her free time, Tina stays in New Delhi with her 10-year-old daughter, Ria.

Dharmistha Bradley worked as a senior graphic designer in a major computer retail company in England after graduating with a B.A. in Graphic Design from the Nottingham Trent University in 1996. She was Art Director for Asia-City Publishing Company in Hong Kong, before moving to New Delhi, where she currently runs art workshops for children, paints murals and expresses her own artistic tendencies through figurative painting, mostly acrylic on canvas. Dharmistha illustrated children’s picture books Pretty Prickly Patty Porcupine and All of Me. She lives with her husband, Nicholas, and their son Krishna Solomon, 5, in a leafy neighborhood of south Delhi.

Jenny Curtis Fee was born in Boston and grew up in Switzerland. As the daughter of two teachers she accompanied her parents on their travels throughout Europe and to Africa, reading books and keeping journals along the way. Now the mother of three, her own family travels have inspired PANCAKES AT MIDNIGHT. She lives outside of Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband, three kids, two cats and one goldfish. This is her first book.

Erzsi Deak grew up believing that her Hungarian last name, “Deak,” meant “royal scribe,” but recently learned that it’s closer to “Clark” or “Clerk.” The noble belief was good while it lasted. A journalist for more than 30 years, Erzsi has covered fashion and children’s features from Alaska to San Francisco to Paris. She has tramped the Alaska Pipeline looking for environmental problems and worked as a camp counselor managing the craft hut. She does dishes and windows, when she has to. She is the International Coordinator and sits on the Board of Advisors of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Erzsi lives in Paris, France, with her husband and three daughters—all long out of diapers. They have no pets—though everyone else in Paris seems to have a dog.

Ulla Välk was born and raised in Tallinn, Estonia, in a house full of books and art. She graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont with a degree in printmaking and sculpture in 2003. Over the years Ulla has worked as a preschool teacher, a nanny, a dog walker, a logger and a curatorial assistant for a museum and a gallery. She now lives and works as a freelance artist in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Illustration work holds a special place in Ulla’s heart as it allows her to combine her love for books, children and animals.

I Saw India!

I Saw Paris!

I Saw London!

I Saw D.C

Xanthe
- the Drama Queen

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