Rashin Kheiriyeh was born in Khorramshahr, Iran. She studied illustration and graphic design at Alzahra University in Tehran. She has published over sixty books in countries around the world and created illustrations for the New York Times. Rashin was named a 2017 Maurice Sendak Fellow and was the winner of the New Horizon Award at the Bologna Book Fair. She is a member of SCBWI and teaches in the art department at the University of Maryland. She lives in Washington, DC. Visit her online at www.rashinart.com.