Christine Lise Patete, Illustrator
Christine Lise Patete was born out on the prairies of Alberta, Canada, but did most of her growing up in southern Ontario. After getting her degree in Art Education from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Christine married her sweet American husband and moved to Miami, Florida, to begin teaching art to elementary students. She has been an art educator for over 10 years and also works as a freelance illustrator. Christine currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and three children. Christine has been a cat owner as long as she can remember and presently enjoys having Esau as a furry addition to her family. "Mango and the Christmas Ribbon" is her sixth illustrated children's book.