Sonny Dean is the author and illustrator of The Yellow Square of Stonewall and Iris and the Virus. She lives in Maine in a cottage by the sea, surrounded by a forest filled with deer, porcupines, bear, moose, foxes, rabbits, owls, woodpeckers, and eagles. She fled a successful career in corporate marketing to tell the stories that she would have liked to have read as a child. When she is not writing or drawing (or daydreaming), she can be found enjoying nature with her family, exploring museums, or curled up on her window seat with a good book. Sonny is the proud recipient of the second-place ribbon for her efforts in her third-grade classroom’s writing contest about a million years ago.