Hello! My name is Patricia Mercado, and I am an author-illustrator.
I was born in Baja California, Mexico, and at the age of 11, moved to San Diego, California.
I attended UCSD as a music major but soon changed my major to Fine Arts.
I received an MFA from Pratt Institute, and for many years, painted large, expressionistic images on canvas. Then, I became an elementary school teacher.
I taught first grade for 20 years and loved it!
Now, I love to write and illustrate stories for children.
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