Wendy Leach was born in the heartland of the United States and has very stubbornly stayed put. Her love for picture book illustration grew while earning her BFA and working in the children’s department of her local Barnes & Noble. Her favorite subjects to draw include cute kids and their pets, city landscapes, and lush garden spaces. She is a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and was honored to be a featured illustrator on their website. She lives in Kansas City.