Monica Arnaldo - Author/Illustrator
Monica Arnaldo grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, in the strangest house on the block by far, where her bedtime was eight o'clock sharp. Of course, she could often be found awake well past that time, reading and drawing in some poorly hidden corner of her bedroom.
When she grew up, she studied illustration at Sheridan College where she became passionate about visual storytelling and fell in love with picture books all over again. She works both traditionally and digitally when she's illustrating, combining watercolor, pencil crayons and Photoshop to create images full of character.
Monica is the author of several picture books, and her illustrations have also appeared in middle grade novels and children's magazines. She now lives with her family in a very normal house near Montreal, Quebec, and has become a big fan of bedtime.