Lynne Avril Cravath was born and grew up in Montana. Her father was an artist and Lynne followed in his path graduating from the art school at the University of Montana in Missoula. Lynne spent many years as a freelance graphic artist before she began illustrating children's books. She shows her paintings at the Paulina Miller Studio Gallery in Phoenix. Her books have been selected for awards by the Junior Library Guild, the Society of School Librarians International, the Children's Book Council, and the Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio. Lynne Cravath lives in Arizona.