Alyssa Ann Menold is an illustrator currently working out of Grand Rapids, MI. She was inspired to pursue illustration as a child, when she’d spend hours browsing books not just for their content, but also for their beautiful covers. That childhood love of the magical dragons and space ships never faded, and today most of her work is in the science fiction and fantasy genres. She has a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design, where she currently teaches as an adjunct. She’s currently working on her MFA in illustration from Hartford Art School.