Karl Newsom Edwards is a Bay Area native, and a graduate of the California College of the Arts. He has illustrated children’s picture books since the 1990s. ‘Fly!’ was his author/illustrator debut in 2015. ‘I Got a New Friend,’ his second author/illustrator book, was just released this spring. His current project is a wordless picture book about the range of experiences as a three-generational rabbit family moves through the phases of life from birth to death. Karl lives in Portland, Oregon.