lea marie ravotti was born in the Czech republic and graduated with a master's degree in fine arts and art history.
her passion is in picture books. She regards picture books to be art galleries with masterfully crafted language and artistic images. she collects them and forces them as gifts on everyone around her :)
she illustrated "signs and mysteries" by mike aquilina (our Sunday visitor).
lea marie resides in Pennsylvania with her husband Bill and their three girls.
She is a member of scbwi and Pittsburgh society of illustrators..