Myra Romano grew up in a very small town in the middle of a huge corn field in rural Ohio. One of her favorite memories is of her Mom taking her to the local library. It was inside a huge high school, it seemed like a red brick monolith. Looking back on it, it was really little, but now it's gone. They tore it down. Too much asbestos inside. During the 1970's though, her Mom would take her in and let me wonder for hours looking through books. She never put a max on how many books she could check out. They would check them out, pile them into Myra's rusty blue wagon and wheel them out to the faded, red Plumouth Duster. She would keep track of all the books she read in little notebooks her Dad would have from his job at the Gas Company. For some reason, she hid the notebooks under the mattress of her bunkbed for years. Her Mom kept it for her and recently found it, along with the school bus of pictures above.
Myra would go on to graduate from the Columbus College of Art & Design & work at such places as American Greetings along with several dot com agencies. She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, an avid vintage ink collector & still loves the smell of a corn field in summer. Thrifting 1970's records from garage sales and flea markets make her super happy. Watching her boys explore middle school and standing on the sidelines at their flag football games make her heart full. She also has a small addiction to; Amazon Prime, podcasts, beats 1 radio stations and playlists (lets share!), binging on Netflix with the big guy and grilling a nice chunk of medium rare meat and a (several) glasses of wine!