Ursula Vernon is the author and illustrator of the Dragonbreath series, Castle Hangnail, Nurk, and Digger, as well as the upcoming Hamster Princess series. The daughter of an artist, she spent her youth attempting to rebel and become a scientist. It didn't go well. Her work for adults has been nominated for the Eisner award, and has won the Hugo and Mythopoeic Awards, and her work for kids has won a Sequoyah Award, an IRA/CBC Children’s Choice, two Kirkus Best Books for Children awards, and was a Kids’ Indie Next List Pick and a Junior Library Premier Selection.
Ursula grew up in Oregon, which has a lot of pine trees; Arizona, which has a lot of cactus; and went to college in Minnesota, which has a lot of snow. She eventually settled in Pittsboro, North Carolina, which has a lot of antique stores. She sometimes misses the cactus, but not the snow.
She works full-time as an artist, writer, and creator of oddities. She has a large garden and a bunch of bird-feeders and can usually be seen staring out the window at the birds when she is supposed to be working. She lives with her husband and an assortment of animals, including a very good border collie and a very bad beagle.Visit Ursula's Website