Author Bio

Roxie Munro

Born in Texas, Roxie grew up in southern Maryland, by the Chesapeake Bay. At the age of six, she won first prize in a county-wide contest for a painting of a bowl of fruit. In college and graduate school she majored in art (with study in chemistry and Honors English). She’s been a working artist all her life, for a while freelancing in Washington DC as a television courtroom artist. It was great training for life drawing, concentration under pressure, and making deadlines. Clients included CBS, the Washington Post, and the Associated Press. Fourteen of her paintings have been published as covers of The New Yorker magazine.

Roxie is the author/illustrator of more than 40 nonfiction and concept books for children, many using “gamification” to encourage reading, learning, and engagement  (including Mazescapes; Amazement Park; the Inside-Outside Books: New York City [New York Times Best Illustrated Award], Washington DC, Texas, London, Paris, and Libraries; Feathers, Flaps & Flops; Doors; Gargoyles, Girders & Glass Houses; Ranch; Wild West Trail Ride Maze; Mazeways: A to Z;  Go!Go!Go!; and Inside-Outside Dinosaurs). Roxie loves nonfiction – she finds real life wilder than anything made-up. Her work covers nature (all sorts of critters, ecosystems…) as well as man-made things, like cities and architecture. Her books have been translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese.

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