Artists' Bios

Vicki Crain, Author

Vicki Crain worked for seven years in the marketing department for The Joffrey Ballet. She is a former dancer and teacher and is a Chicago-based freelance arts and culture writer focusing on dance. She holds a B.A. in English and is the author of the blog and podcast, Rogue Ballerina.


Christoper Scott Bell, Illustrator

Christopher Scott Bell is a freelance illustrator who received his B.A. in Illustration from the American Academy of Art, Chicago. He has been an artist his entire life, but collaborating on The Furry Princess has been the catalyst for Chris to pursue his love of illustration as a career. Learn more at