Emily Martin makes paintings, books & etceteras. She is the author and illustrator of The Wonderful Things You Will Be, Dream Animals and other children's books. Emily works in a tiny nook of a studio filled with old books and wind-up toys. Her work is inspired by fairy tales, music, myths, illustration from the late 19th through mid 20th century, her favorite films, and autobiography. She likes bears and sea monsters and seashell-colored poppies & lives among the giant fir trees of Portland, OR.