Author / Artist

Author Carole Amber is most proud of being TJ’s mom. After turning the death of her 14-month old son into the bestselling book The Gift of the Ladybug, she is on a mission to celebrate ladybugs around the world (children with medical differences). Carole is a sought-after speaker and has been featured on CBS, NBC, Fios1, News12, CNN iReport, and on radio shows across the country. She is also an entrepreneur, food editor, and host of food blog She and her husband live in New York City.



Artist Evi Shelvia is a busy mother of three wonderful children. She obtained a degree in industrial design and currently pursues her passion for illustration. Winner of multiple international illustration awards including the 2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2013 (AFCC) SKETCH first prize, Evi illustrates children’s books, makes graphical diaries and comic strips, and participates in exhibitions. Visit her at