Stephanie Roth is the illustrator of "Dear Whiskers" and Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna's Third Grade series. "Kirkus Reviews" has praised her artwork as "delightful and emotional." She lives on the California coast. Stephanie Roth is a full-time illustrator whose art training came mostly from her mother. As a child Stephanie enjoyed entertaining herself with pencil, paper, and paints. Other artists who influenced her include Lizbeth Zwerger, Maurice Sendak, and Patricia Palacco. Stephanie now lives on the central coast of California where she surfs daily.