Carson Ellis is an illustrator, author, and artist living just outside of Portland, OR. She has illustrated numerous books, including The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart and The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket. She is the author of the bestselling books Home and Du Iz Tak? (a Caldecott Honor book and E.B. White Read-Aloud award winner). Ellis has also collaborated with her husband Colin Meloy on the award-winning Wildwood series and most recently on The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid, as well as with her son Hank on a series about aliens for the People’s Biennial at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. She is a two-time recipient of the Silver Medal awarded by the Society of Illustrators. Throughout the past decade and a half, she has exhibited original artwork in Portland, OR, at Nationale, PDX Contemporary Art, Basil Hallward Gallery, and Motel. Ellis joined Nationale in the fall of 2010.