Salina Yoon studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She never planned on writing books, but her illustrations demanded it. The need for words outweighed her fear of writing. Salina is an award-winning author/illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation and Penguin in Love. She lives in San Diego with her family.