Alexis St. John spent the first part of her professional life as a fine artist. Her work was shown in galleries across North America and the Caribbean. The paintings featured unique characters and worlds, and she was often asked to tell stories about the paintings. Alexis started developing these worlds and writing stories about the characters until one day she realized she had become an author and illustrator. Alexis spends her days illustrating and creating worlds in her studio near Seattle, Washington.