written by Colleen AF Venable; illustrated by Ellen T. Crenshaw
Colleen Ann Felicity Venable is an author, designer, and maker. Her graphic novel series Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye (illustrated by Stephanie Yue) was nominated for an Eisner for Best Publication for Kids and awarded “Best Book” recognition from Kirkus Reviews, NYPL, Bank Street, and the Junior Library Guild. Her other books include Mervin the Sloth is About to Do the Best Thing in the World and Amy the Red Panda Writes the Best Story in the World, both illustrated by Ruth Chan, and the upcoming YA graphic novel Kiss Number 8 with Ellen Crenshaw. In 2017 she was named a Publisher's Weekly StarWatch Top 5 Finalist.