Hello! I’m Shawna Galey Avanessian. I graduated in 2010 with a BA in Studio Art at California State University, Los Angeles. After that I went on to earn credentials in Child Development and became a preschool teacher for 3 1/2 years. As a preschool teacher I rediscovered my love of storytelling and picture books. For the last 5 years I’ve been finding my voice as an author and illustrator. I want to have a long and lasting career in writing and illustrating books for kids. I currently live in San Clemente, California with my husband and our cat, Captain Cloud.