Petra Avanzo Caglic grew up in Slovenia surrounded by lush forest, charming mountains, fairy tales and vivid imagination. While working as a biological scientist for years she discovered her true passion in children's illustration. The ability to give life to imaginary characters connects her with the world of children where anything is possible.
Petra lives with her family in sunny San Diego, where she has completed the Children's Book Illustration Certificate and is finishing the Children's Book Writing Certificate at University of California San Diego Extension. She is an active member of SCBWI.