About Me

Jessica Lanan is an author, illustrator and painter who aims to create visual stories that inspire a love and understanding of the natural world. She believes in the power of illustration to make even the most complex subjects inspiring, accessible and memorable for young readers.

Jessica grew up in Colorado where she spent much of her childhood outside, hiking and camping in the Rocky Mountains. She graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California with a degree in Fine art before traveling through Asia on a Thomas J. Watson fellowship to study and illustrate folk tales. Jessica lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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