Claudia Rueda is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of more than twenty children's books, translated into more than ten languages. After attending law school and art school in her native Colombia, Claudia moved to San Francisco where she continued her art studies and began her career in picture book writing and illustration. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and now lives in Bogota, Colombia. Her work has been selected twice for the NYC Society of Illustrators' Original Art Show and one of her books received an Oppenheim Platinum Award. She's also a Hans Christian Andersen Award candidate. Learn more at claudiarueda.com.