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 design and illustration in picture books and children's graphic novels.

On Instagram, Mel hosts the Let's Talk Picture Books Exchange, a quarterly series of one-on-one picture book swaps between members of the children's bookstagram community. She also co-hosts a picture book club called #kidlitpicks, which features a different theme every month and culminates in a series of curated booklists.

She really likes cats.