Ursula Vernon is an author and illustrator. The daughter of an artist, she spent her youth attempting to rebel and become a scientist, but eventually succumbed to the siren song of paint (although not before getting a degree in anthropology, because life isn't complete without student loans, right?).
Ursula grew up in Oregon and Arizona and went to college at Macalester College in Minnesota. Having moved across the country several times, she eventually settled in Pittsboro, North Carolina, where she works full-time as an artist and creator of oddities. She lives with her boyfriend, a spastic Beagle, a (fairly) mellow Border Collie, a small collection of cats and a large collection of Indonesian demon masks, which generally manage to keep her out of trouble.
- Website: www.ursulavernon.com/