April Ward

April Ward is the illustrator of Butterflies on Carmen Street/Mariposas en la calle Carmen (Pinata Books, 2007) and Juan and the Chupacabras/Juan y el Chupacabras (Pinata Books, 2006). Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and has been working in children's book publishing ever since. She currently lives in San Diego, California.