Ashley Spires is an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator residing on the South Coast of British Columbia. Her book The Most Magnificent Thing has sold over 260,000 copies and is being made into a short animated film by Nelvana. Ashley has developed a reputation for creating stories about silly and slightly odd characters, most notably, Binky The Space Cat, the star of her popular young graphic novel series. Her other books include Edie’s Ensembles, Larf, and Small Saul, the 2016 TD Grade One Book Giveaway. When she isn’t drawing or scribbling down absurd story ideas, Ashley enjoys jogging with her dog Gordon and cuddling with her three cats.