Ruth Whiting is an artist and maker with a diverse body of work, including illustration, large-scale sculptural installations, and classic oil paintings. Her debut trilogy of picture books about a character named Lonely Bird has been acquired by Candlewick, with the first title, Lonely Bird, currently scheduled for publication in October 2023. She has exhibited in Europe, Australia and America. Born in England to Australian parents, Ruth now lives in Florida with her husband, the artist and kite designer Tim Elverston, and their son. As a child, Ruth wanted nothing more than to read books. Her love of stories fuels her work as an illustrator and author.