Kirbi Fagan is a writer and illustrator for readers of all ages but specializes in children’s literature. She is the illustrator of the New York Times Bestselling middle grade novel, A HORSE NAMED SKY (Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2023) and SUMMER OF THE TREE ARMY (Sleeping Bear, 2020). She is recognized for her cover art in adult, YA, and middle grade fiction as well as her numerous covers for comic books. Kirbi was traditionally trained as an oil painter but now works in mixed media techniques including digital tools. Her work is known for their magical themes, nostalgic moods and feminine heroines.