Nan Parson Rossiter is the author / illustrator of several award-winning books for children, including Rugby & Rosiem, The Way Home, and Sugar on Snow. She grew up in Pelham, New York, and got her degree in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1986. She now lives in rural Connecticut with her husband and loyal black lab. She also has two grown sons. When not working, she enjoys hiking with her family and vacationing on Cape Cod.