Author photo fo Katie Mazeika

Katie Mazeika

Once upon a time, in Mrs. Hershner’s kindergarten art class, Katie Mazeika painted the perfect butterfly. Then she accidentally stuck her thumb in the middle of its right wing. To fix the problem, she stuck her other thumb in the other wing. Mrs. Hershner announced that Katie was a “Little Artist.” She decided to go with it.

Many years after kindergarten, Katie went on to The Columbus College of Art and Design, where she graduated with a BFA in illustration. She moved to Northeast Ohio, where she eventually settled down with her husband, two kids (Lillian and Jack), and two dogs.

Katie still likes to paint butterflies, but now she works primarily in Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq. When she isn’t in the studio, she likes to spend time at the theater, in her garden, or getting lost in a good book.

Katie is a member of the SCBWI.

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