Author Summary - Elizabeth Scollo was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2013. She and her husband have two beautiful children-a son, Nakoa, and a daughter, Dakota. They also have four rescue dogs. Scollo works for Villalobos Rescue Center, placing dogs who need a second chance with loving families. Her goal is to help people, especially young children, understand the importance of adoption, compassion, and helping animals in need.
Illustrators Summary - Alexandra (Alex) Spears was born and raised in southwest Louisiana. She graduated with
honors from McNeese State University, receiving a BA in printmaking and graphic design with an emphasis in illustration. During her time in college, Alex's artwork
was featured in many gallery exhibitions. She has also received three SWLA Advertisement Awards for her book cover designs. Alex spends her time designing commercials for local businesses, working at her local veterinary hospital, and illustrating children's books.
Book Summary - "Who would enter a broken vase in their school's most important art show? Harper always dreamed of becoming a true artist and sparking pride in her teacher and family by entering her work in her school's art showcase event. However, after a slippery situation, Harper's vase, and dreams, end up
in pieces. Feeling devastated by her setback, Harper wonders whether her aspirations are now unattainable. Drawing on her older sister's experiences with self-acceptance, Harper embraces life's flaws in a story of self-love and perseverance."
Author Summary - As a child, Mallory Cooper always found herself making up stories, and she later penned a variety of poems and short stories in her free time. Following her spinal fusion surgery to correct scoliosis at age twelve, she became inspired to create a story about resilience and self-acceptance, which became a reality in her teenage years. With I'm Perfect, she hopes to help those working through difficult situations to remember that they are stronger than they know and perfect at every stage of their lives. Mallory lives in Los Angeles, California, with her parents, brother, sister, and miniature schnauzer named Beverly. I'm Perfect is her first children's book
Illustrators Summary - Audrey Durio attends the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she is majoring in visual arts. Art has been her passion for as long as she can remember. Her family has encouraged her to keep aspiring to be better and to spread joy to others through her art. I'm Perfect is the third book she has illustrated