Melinda Josie was born in Milton, Ontario, Canada and soon after moved to Muskoka. Here she spent her younger years. Her childhood was a happy one, full of picture books and pet bunnies. She attended Sheridan College, then moved to Toronto, where she’s lived and worked since. She is currently working free-lance illustrating children’s books, editorial work, creating textile designs, and making fine art for gallery shows and commissions.