Bethanne Anderson graduated from BYU with a BFA in painting and an MFA in painting and drawing. She also studied with a scholarship at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the MFA program in Illustration and at the Florence Academy of Art and with Anthony Ryder in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has illustrated 13 children’s books and has won the Boston Globe-Horn book honor, the Jane Adam’s Children’s Book Award for Peace from the United Nation, the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators, and the Southwest Library Association’s Best Children’s Book Award. Her work has been featured twice in the Society of Illustrators Original Show and in Communication Arts. She exhibited in many national shows and is featured in museums and private collections.