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Ursula Vernon is the author and illustrator of far more projects than is probably healthy. She has written books for children as Ursula Vernon and for adults as T. Kingfisher. Under both names, she has won multiple Hugo, Nebula, Dragon and Mythopoeic Awards.

The daughter of an artist, she spent her youth attempting to rebel, but eventually succumbed to the siren song of paint (although not before getting a degree in anthropology.)

Ursula grew up in Oregon and Arizona, went to college at Macalester College in Minnesota, and stayed there for ten years, until she finally learned to drive in deep snow and was obligated to leave the state.

In addition to writing and making art, Ms. Vernon gardens, feeds the birds, and has an unhealthy obsession with mulch.

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 husband, his chickens, and a small collection of cats.