Joanna Rowland grew up in Sacramento, California, where she still lives today with her husband and three children. She teaches kindergarten by day and writes picture books at night. In the summer, you'll find her at the pool coaching synchronized swimming or cozying up with a book. She is the author of The Memory Box: A Book about Grief; The Memory Book: A Grief Journal for Children and Families; and Stay Through the Storm.
"Baker's mixed-media collages integrate bits of fabric and softly textured papers, creating a homey atmosphere that dovetails nicely with the girl's homemade box." -- Publishers Weekly "Publishers Weekly" "Heartfelt and comforting, 'The Memory Box' is beautifully illustrated by Thea Baker and will help adults talk about this very difficult topic with children ages 4 to 8." -- Midwest Book Review, Psychology Shelf "Midwest Book Review, Psychology Shelf"