Amy Marie Stadelmann has loved drawing and telling stories as long as she can remember. According to her very patient mother, "There never was a blank sheet of paper in our house – they were all covered with Amy’s drawings. " One time she even drew on a velour pillow with a permanent marker.
As an adult she continues to draw on things, but she attempts to be more respectful of where. After learning about visual storytelling as an Illustration major at Pratt Institute and graduating in 2006, she has worked as a digital designer for Nick Jr. preschool programs like The Wonder Pets! and Team Umizoomi. Most recently she worked as a designer at Tiggly, a toy and app company.
Amy is also the author and illustrator of Olive & Beatrix, a series of early reader chapter books with Scholastic. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with a very silly little dog named Cosmo Brown and a growing collection of garden gnomes.
You can learn more about my Amy and her Olive & Beatrix book series on her website. and also on the Scholastic website.