Born and raised in Minnesota, Betsy Peterschmidt’s life in illustration has been encouraged since a very young age. Her crazy drawing habits led her to Brooklyn, New York, where she launched her career as a freelance illustrator and later graduated from Pratt Institute in 2014. She has since gone on to illustrate book covers including Diana Wynne Jones's The Island of Cheldea and Naomi Shihab Nye's The Turtle of Oman. Betsy has also had her sequential art published in Marvel's New York Times bestselling anthology Out of the Past based on the ever-popular television series Once Upon a Time. Her sequential art has also appeared in New York Times bestselling author Frank Beddor's Hatter Madigan series. In February 2012, Betsy launched a watercolored web comic called Boys with Wings, which continues to this day and will be published by Scholastic in 2020.