Award-winning author MaryAnn F. Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House, and is a regular featured columnist for "Parenting Magazine." She has written the best-selling favorites "Preschool Art," "The Big Messy Art Book," "Making Make-Believe," " MathArts," and" First Art." She is co-author of "Global Art" and "Cooking Art" with "Jean Potter." MaryAnn lives in Bellingham, Washington.