Danette was born, raised, and still resides in Canada, although her heart belongs to the Caribbean. She’s been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon (how cliché – but true!) and always knew she’d be destined for a career in the arts. Her path to picture books wasn’t direct, however, as she first dabbled in fashion arts and later graphic design. Now she realizes that storytelling is her true passion and when she’s not illustrating stories – well, she’s writing and reading stories, of course! She also loves spending time in nature wherever possible, and getting oodles of doggie cuddles from her newfie Mumford. Danette is a Sagittarian, self-proclaimed Silly Billy, and Unicorn Enthusiast.