• C. Ray Chapman is an illustrator from Poughkeepsie, NY specializing in ink, watercolor, gouache, and a smidge of colored pencil. Cassie (pronounced “K.C.”) has BAs in both English and Fine Art/Studio Art, an MS in Teaching, and is currently working on an MS in Computer Science. Cassie’s illustrations are inspired by, not only, her educational obsessions with language, art, childhood education, and technology, but also her love of gaming, mythical creatures, robots, kawaii, and all things nerdy. She hopes to create books that inspire children to know that they are all special and that they can do anything, just like children’s books did for her!