Kathi Ember lives with one man, four sheep and numerous cats in an old stone farmhouse just outside Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Kathi has been an illustrator for over thirty years with a focus on children’s illustration for the past twenty.
She is the illustrator of many books for children, including Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution, Mother’s Day Surprise and numerous others. Kathi has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil and knew from a very young age that art was her passion. After graduating with a BFA from Kutztown University in ’76, she eventually figured out that she was meant to be an illustrator for children. Her love of animals, sense of humor and whimsy and a penchant for storytelling all came together and in one quick moment she realized…THIS IS IT…this is what I am supposed to be doing! And so, she sits at her desk everyday, living in a fantasy world and watching little anthropomorphic animals and other characters come to life…and …life is good.