Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. Liz is the author and illustrator of Quackers, The Goose Egg, and I Am Not a Penguin, all from Knopf Books for Young Readers, as well as the illustrator of Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao by Helene Becker. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and son.