Mel Schuit is a picture book author, illustrator, and enthusiast with an MA in Children’s Literature, an MFA in Writing for Children, and a BA in Studio Art. Her primary focus is picture book design and illustration, concentrating on how they create a cohesive visual narrative separate from the text.

On Instagram, Mel hosts the Let's Talk Picture Books Exchange, a quarterly book swap that offers participants the opportunity to join a global picture book exchange. She also co-hosts a picture book club called #kidlitpicks, which features a different theme every month for and culminates in a series of curated booklists.

Mel is a coordinator at All the Wonders, a home for readers to discover new books and experience the stories they love in wondrous ways. She is also a judge for the Cybils Awards, judging round 2 for picture books in 2016 and round 1 for graphic novels in 2017.