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Author/Illustrator J. C. Phillipps grew up in Perrysburg, Ohio where she spent most Saturdays taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. After graduating as Valedictorian of Mason Senior High School, she went to study art and theater at Hope College in Holland, MI.
Ms. Phillipps lived in New York and Chicago for brief amounts of time before settling down in Boston, where she earned her MA at Emerson College and got married.
For two and a half years, she taught the Kindergarten – 1st Grade group at an after-school program which exposed her to a great amount of children's books. That's when she first started getting serious about a career in writing and illustrating.
Ms. Phillipps moved to Connecticut, had a son, acquired a cat, and joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.) Her first book was, Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to Be Noticed.