Dave Szalay is an author illustrator based in Richfield, Ohio where he lives with his wife Krista and three cats. Dave is represented by Christy Ewers at The CAT Agency and his clients include Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Harcourt-Mifflin, North-South of Zurich, Simon and Schuster, Charlesbridge, Cricket Media,  Highlights, and Jimmy Patterson at Little Brown. He is a full time Associate Professor of Art at The University of Akron and his work can be found in national editorial, advertising, and communications media. Dave's work has been recognized and awarded in several advertising and illustration competitions, including one of the SCBWI National Portfolio Showcase Honor Awards in 2018. His whimsical images are created in a vintage picture book-inspired technique using digital drawing and painting methods.