Writer & Illustrator
Jamie Harper fell in love with picture books from reading so many to her children. Her first picture book, Don't Grown Ups Ever Have Fun, was published in 2003, and since then she's written and illustrated many other acclaimed books including Miss Mingo and The First Day of School, Miles to Go, and the Baby Bundt Board book series. Her latest book, Miles to the Finish, was published in 2014. She is now working on a new character, Bella for a new book with Running Press. Jamie lives with her husband and three girls in a small town just outside of Boston, Massachusetts where her kids used to give her lots of ideas for stories but now, since they're older, she relies on her two bulldogs, Mabel and Louie, for inspiration.