Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco
and moved to New York City, where she earned
an illustration degree at the School of Visual
Arts. She is the creator of Smile, a #1 New
York Times bestselling graphic memoir based
on her childhood.It won a Will Eisner Award for
Best Publication for Teens, received a Boston
Globe-Horn Book Honor, and has appeared on
many state reading lists.She is also the creator
of Drama, a #1 New York Times bestseller and
the recipient of a Stonewall Book Award Honor.
Raina also adapted and illustrated The
Baby-sitters Club graphic novels.
Raina lives in Astoria, New York, with her
husband and fellow cartoonist, Dave Roman.