Growing up, I drew and illustrated every chance I got. Although I was always a good student, sometimes I had to hide my sketch book underneath my homework so, my parents wouldn't notice. I was always fascinated by colors: the more, the merrier! Naturally, I ended up studying fine arts- painting in college and pursuing my graduate degrees in fine arts and later on in Arts Management at George Mason University. 

As years went by, I developed a desire for traveling and learning about people and cultures. I always put cultural differences into perspective. I guess that's how I could see more colors!  


My husband and I travel every now and then and take bazillion photos. Then we go through the photos and reminisce. Nothing like a nice photo can revive a nice memory. Traveling is my inspirational source.

Ellie I. Beykzadeh

Society of Children's Book Writers and I

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