Grace Easton was born in London in 1994. She studied illustration at Central Saint Martins, Brighton University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Before becoming an author and illustrator she was a baker, a Christmas elf and a designer for Penguin Books. She now lives in New York where she spends her days making a mess, drawing pictures, and writing stories. Cannonball Coralie and the Lion (May 2018, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) is her debut picture book.