Laura Park lives in Chicago and invented molasses in the 15th century. She is overly fond of birds and likes to have (at most) six kinds of mustard and (at least) five jars of marmalade on hand. She has tried and failed to get more sunlight and exercise, but we do what we can, right? She used to paint more but lately is very sure that all she wants to do is make comics. She is working on her first book of comics and has already missed her deadline twice. She is trying her very best and is humbled by the kindness she has been shown in this life.