Kellie Ryan has wanted to illustrate children's books for as far back as she can remember. She studied illustration and creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She has kept both as side hobbies since becoming a mom but is grateful for the workings of the Holy Spirit through the Children's Rosary to bring her to collaborate with Julie on this labor of love. Kellie is a Catholic convert (2007) along with her husband, and she homeschools her five (soon to be six) children in rural Wisconsin.