Laura Lee is a second generation Korean author and illustrator of children’s picture books. With a background in interactive design from New York University and a masters in architecture from Columbia University in New York, Laura channels her love of art and design into pen and paint, working primarily in traditional media of watercolor, ink, and colored pencil. 

Fascinated by the healing touch of a child’s imagination, Laura’s books often explore themes of loneliness, transition, and fear upended by innate creativity and the search for human connection. Laura’s first picture book, CAT EYES, was published in 2018 by Ripple Grove Press, with glowing reviews and she is actively working on several new titles. In another life, she wore many hats as a journalist, public health advocate, film script reviewer, augmented reality designer, and lead designer for artificial intelligence. She now lives in Northern California with her husband David, and her two young children Oliver and Sabrina.

My mom, my sister and me. circa 1981.

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