Ursula Vernon lives in North Carolina where she gardens for wildlife with her cats, her boyfriend, and a beagle, and is still astonished when anything comes back at all in the spring. She is also part of the team at Beautiful Wildlife Garden.
Ursula is a freelance writer, artist and illustrator. She is best known for the webcomic Digger and the children’s books Dragonbreath and Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew, and a fantasy novel entitled Black Dogs. Ursula is also the creator of the Biting Pear of Salamanca, a work which became an internet meme in the form of the “LOL WUT” pear. Ursula’s cover for Best in Show won the 2003 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration. She was nominated for the 2006 Eisner Awards in the category Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition for her work on Digger.