Elise Matich is an educator, artist, writer, and mother. She has a Masters in Special Education, and a passion for creating materials that help children of all abilities cultivate their capacity for knowledge. She has been teaching through picture books for over twelve years, as a special educator and a homeschooling parent, and she’s now creating her own books: a series of illustrated biographies that explore the lives of figures whose significance has been, in some way, overlooked or overshadowed. Her debut title in this series, Sew Sister: The Untold Story of Jean Wright and NASA’s Seamstresses, will be published in Fall 2023 by Tilbury House. She lives in Virginia with her family.