John Ledda (pronounced Led-uh), was born and raised in Southeast Michigan, and has been a lifelong reader, artist and lover of children's literature. He graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with an MFA in Illustration in 2014, and currently lives and works in the Bay Area.


He enjoys creating charming, humorous, and heartfelt images and stories for readers of all ages with the help of his trusty iPad, a hot cup of tea, and a good podcast. When he’s not working, John enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors, hiking in some of the of the beautiful nearby parks and forests with his partner.

John is represented by Ana Crespo at East West Literary Agency.