Kim Howard studied art and drama at the University of California at Berkeley. She has lived in the Rocky Mountains, where she painted wild life; in Ireland, where she painted birds; and in Norway, where she exhibited and taught painting on the Hardanger Fjord. She has been a Merit Scholar at the Academy of Art College. Throughout her career she has designed greeting cards, textiles, and numerous children’s books, including the bestselling The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem. Kim lives in British Columbia, Canada.