Born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts, Kelly Murphy studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Since earning her BFA, Kelly has been actively freelancing and has illustrated almost a dozen picture books, two middle grade books, and covers of both books and magazines. Those books include Brand-New Baby Blues, Over at the Castle, Hush Little Dragon, Loony Little, Fiona's Luck, and Masterpiece. Kelly's work has been featured in magazines, galleries, and shows across the country. She currently teaches illustration at Montserrat College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Rhose Island School of Design.