was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel Anya’s Ghost
was published in 2011 by First Second and won Eisner, Cybils, and Harvey awards. Her picture book Leave Me Alone!
was a 2017 Caldecott Honor book. She was a storyboard artist at Laika for ten years, working on animated films including Coraline
and Kubo and the Two Strings
. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and actually really likes camping now. Her most recent books Be Prepared
and Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian
. Find her online at verabee.com