The french author and illustrator Melanie Florian is born in 1982 in Strasbourg, in France. She has a passion for drawing, painting and telling stories since she is a little girl. As a child, she had the chance to have in her house a big white wall especially allowed for drawings! She loved spending time covering it with colors and big pictures. At first, she started a school of early chilhood educator. Then, following her first will, she decided to enter the french art school “Emile Cohl” in Lyon to become an illustrator. Her very first book as an author and illustrator was a school project and was published in oct 07 (“On me cache quelque chose”, Alice jeunesse Ã©ditions). She has also been commissionned by french publishers during her shool years. She graduated with honors in june 07. Since then, she is working with different publishers in UK and USA in collaboration with the Bright Agency, and also with publishers in France, belgium, singapore. Her book as an author was also published in Corea and Spain.