Phyllis Pollema-Cahill has been illustrating for children full-time since 1995 after working for many years as a graphic designer. Her degree is in illustration from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver. Phyllis has illustrated over 40 books for children and regularly illustrates for children's magazines. She loves to draw people and research different cultures and historical periods. A step-by-step demonstration of how she does her watercolors can be seen at www.phylliscahill.com. She lives in the Colorado mountains with her husband and 2 cats.