Lisa Desimini

graduated from The School of Visual Arts. Since then she has illustrated over thirty five books for children. Nine of them she has written herself.

Her books include, MY HOUSE which was one of the New York Times Ten Best illustrated Books of the Year. LOVE LETTERS by Arnold Adoff was a Publisher's Weekly and School LIbrary Journal Best Book of the Year and a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book.

Other titles include, HOW THE STARS FELL INTO THE SKY by Jerrie Oughton, DOODLE DANDIES by J. Patrick Lewis, THE GREAT BIG GREEN by Peggy Gifford and DOT THE FIRE DOG which has sold over 400,000 copies.

Her latest book is THE FLEATASTICS. "Desimini's...universe of fleas delights with boundless imagination and pockets of hilarious flea dialogue, vivaciously depicted."  –Kirkus

Lisa's work has also graced the cover of many book jackets, including WALK TWO MOONS by Sharon Creech, ANIMAL DREAMS, THE BEAN TREES, and PIGS IN HEAVEN by Barbara Kingsolver and most recently, THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE SERIES by Charlaine Harris.

Lisa and her husband, Matt Mahurin, collaborated on MY BEAUTIFUL CHILD, which School Library Journal said, "...this volume lends itself to imaginative contemplation in its sense of joy and wonder."

Matt and Lisa live in Topanga, CA.