Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco and moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She is the creator of SMILE, a #1 New York Times bestselling graphic memoir based on her childhood.It won a Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, and has appeared on
many state reading lists. She is also the creator of DRAMA, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the recipient of a Stonewall Book Award Honor.
Raina also adapted and illustrated The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels.
Raina lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband and fellow cartoonist, Dave Roman.