Marissa Moss began as an illustrator of children's books.She is the author and illustrator of the Amelia series. She has written and illustrated more than 20 childrens books including Amelias Notebook, which was named a 1997 American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists book. Her other books include Reginas Big Mistake and Knick Knack Paddywack. My Notebook (with Help from Amelia) also won the 2000 Parent Council Outstanding Award Informational and Oh Boy, Amelia! won the 2001 Parents Guide to Childrens Media Award and the 2002 Childrens Choice Award.