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I’m a picture book author/illustrator and I love to create stories for kids that are full of adventure, discovery, and memorable characters—it’s even better if my stories can make you laugh and/or inspire your imagination. During college, I studied marine biology (and later fine arts and web design) so I’m always a fan of passing along some scientific facts while telling made up stories. I enjoy staying involved in the kidlit community and am a member of both The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Children’s Book Illustrators Group (CBIG).

If you’d like to see more of my art and sketches, you can follow me on twitter & you can contact me at: melissajmurrayart@gmail.com