Anna Dewdney lives in a very old house just over a covered bridge in southern Vermont. She grew up with two sisters, and always loved to read and draw. She taught at a boys' boarding school for many years before becoming a full-time author and illustrator. She has two away-at-school daughters and two stay-at-home dogs. She tends to make the face of the character she is drawing - which sometimes causes other people to look at her kind of funny.