Lynn Gaines loves creating characters and picture-making. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she spent her childhood building elaborate Barbie Doll houses and pinching her mom’s art supplies. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Photography and Portrait painting, she has been illustrating for over 30 years, mostly in the greeting card and social expressions industry. In 2018, she made her debut into the world of Children’s books and never looked back! Nowadays, when she’s not at her art table or computer, she is looking for a beach, baking, sewing or roller skating! She lives in (mostly) sunny Cleveland, Ohio with her husband Mel, her mom Anna, and her two fur kids, Harry and Charlie.