Kat Uno has always had a passion for art, and her early love for comics, cartoons, anime, and children’s books has played a great influence on her illustration style. She currently focuses her creative efforts on illustrating children's books. She is the illustrator of the Mermaid Days series of Beginning Readers, the first of which, The Sunken Ship, will be published by Scholastic Books in 2022. Kat lives in Hawaii with her husband and two children.