Zunon, Elizabeth

Drawing and painting have always been among the most important things to illustrator Elizabeth Zunon. Born in Albany, NY and raised in the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), West Africa, she cultivated a love of color and pattern, which are fixtures in her works. After returning to the United States, Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2006 from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her twelfth illustrated children’s book, Grandpa Cacao: a Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family (Bloomsbury), will be published in May 2019. It is her first authored-illustrated book: a true story about chocolate! www.lizzunon.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I love chocolate!
2. I always listen to music while painting
3. I imagine the characters in my books as my friends, even if we have never met!