Nicole Fazio lives in her home state of Maine with her husband and two children, where she works as an illustrator and graphic designer. Working primarily in pen and ink and watercolor, Nicki takes great joy in creating beautiful illustrations that will captivate the imaginations of children and be cherished by adults. She is the illustrator of the children's books My Maine, My Massachusetts, Journey of the Sea Glass, and Down East in the Ocean. She studied illustration and graphic design at the University of Hartford, earning her B.A. in 2007.