CATHY ANN JOHNSON was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She credits her parents Clinton and Lucille Johnson with helping to shape her life. Her mother ran a daycare center in her home in an urban community. Many of the children brought to her home were abandoned or were unofficial foster children. Cathy has always had a passion to draw and a love for children's literature. As a child she would frequently sneak away to the neighborhood library to read as many children's books as she could. Among the books she has illustrated are Robo's Favorite Places, written by Wade Hudson and published by Just Us Books; Glo Goes Shopping, written by Cheryl Willis Hudson, published by Just Us Books; My Nana and Me, written by Irene Smalls, Pop Pop and Me, written by Irene Smalls, and A Heart for Jesus, written by Juanita Bynum. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she operates the graphic design studio, LUV-IT.