Lea Zalinskis makes things by hand. She can often be found amidst  large piles of multicolored paper scraps, fastidiously gluing pieces of paper to other pieces of paper. A children's book enthusiast and a firm supporter of the whimsical and the absurd, she builds visual stories to make people smile. 

Lea lives in California with a trusty cat named Minna who, despite the constant whirlwind of art materials, has never once sabotaged a single illustration.