Jessixa Bagley is an author and illustrator who has been making her own picture books since she was 8 years old. She has a BFA in painting and printmaking and has worked as fine artist, comics creator and illustrator since 2002. Her comics have been in numerous publications ranging from The Chicago Reader and The Seattle Weekly to Nickelodeon Magazine. She has also been featured in New American Paintings for her fine art drawings. Jessixa was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Her debut picture book Boats for Papa (Roaring Brook Press) was a Junior Library Guild selection, an ALA Notable Book and garnered four starred reviews. Her third picture book with Roaring Brook, Laundry Day, is due out in 2017 and she is currently collaborating on the picture book Vincent Comes Home with her husband, Aaron Bagley, due out 2018. She lives in Seattle, WA with her loving husband in a castle in the sky surrounded by books, fake food and miniature toys.

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