For more than 20 years, April Hartmann has been illustrating books for children. A wife and mother of 3, April enjoys living in the beautiful hills of western Pennsylvania. When she's not at the drawing table, she's usually involved in some other creative task like writing, decorating, or testing recipes to get her family to eat more vegetables.

She earned her BFA in Illustration at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and has worked with a variety of clients, including McDonalds, Keebler, Petsmart, Kraft, Quaker, Midas, Sears, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Harcourt Brace, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, Ogilvy & Mather, and Andersen Consulting.

April is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and also the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators.
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