Misha Maynerick Blaise is a Croatian American, born in Canada, and raised in the Colorado Rockies. She and her husband are the co-owners of a green building company, and co-creators of two sons. They now call Austin, Texas home.
Misha is the author-illustrator of several books, including My Wondrous Cloud Odyssey, and This is Texas, Y'all! Her most recent book, This Phenomenal Life, has been translated into 5 languages and was a best seller in China. Misha served as a jury member for the 2017 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrator's Competition at the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair.
Misha likes night swimming, music, researching stuff, and discussing life's big questions over a strong cup of black tea.
**Winner of the 2015 Art Portfolio Contest for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in Austin, Texas**
Misha's work has been seen in...
The New York Times Style Magazine
Oracle Headquarters, Austin TX
Austin Woman Magazine
Hyatt House Dallas
CLICK HERE to read my 2017 interview with Austin SCBWI
CLICK HERE to read my article about the diversity gap in children's book publishing.
CLICK HERE to read my advice to authors who want to break into the world of children's books!
CLICK HERE to read my article, We Have Reached the Limits of Partisan Politics
CLICK HERE if you are an emerging artist and want my advice on how to get your work out there.