Crisafulli Kennedy was born in Bronx, New York, and moved to Rhode
Island with her family when she was six. She currently resides
in Smithfield, RI, with her husband John and her children, Hannah
and Tristan. Lolly's Picnic is her first book.
long as I am doing some form of art I am happy" is how Jamie
Forgetta feels in regard to life. A Rhde Island born artist, she
discovered her love of drawing at a young age when she would draw
her favorite cartoon characters and trace pictures from different
kid's books. She graduated from Pratt Institute where she majored
in 3D animation, despite this she found a stronger love for the
two dimensional form of storytelling. She lives to bring the same
joy to others that art brought to her.