Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author and illustrator who made her critically acclaimed author-illustrator debut in 2016 with her picture book A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals. She is also the illustrator of This is Not a Valentine, Truman, and The Love Letter. When she’s not writing or illustrating books, Lucy is an executive art director of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Her most recent work is Sleepy Sheepy. She grew up in Cortland, New York, and she now lives with her little family in Brooklyn, New York.