Carmen Mok is an award-winning illustrator with prior experience in product design, hand-lettering and graphic design. After studying studio art at University of Waterloo and design at Sheridan College, she decided to dedicate herself to children’s illustration. She is the illustrator of Grandmother’s Visit, written by Betty Quan, and Waiting for Sophie, written by Sarah Ellis. Grandmother’s Visit was selected as the picture book honor title of the 2018-2019 Asian/Pacific American Award, and made the 2019 short list for the IODE Ontario Jean Throop Book Award. Carmen received the SCBWI Canada East People’s Choice Award for Illustration in 2017 and the Exceptional Portfolio Award and the Storyteller Award in 2018. Her work was featured in the SCBWI Canada East Art Show in 2016 and 2017 and the 2018 CANSCAIP Art Show and Illustrator Art Exhibit in Toronto. Carmen lives in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.