Rachel Smith is a freelance illustrator living and working in Northern California. Much of her time is spent ferrying herself and her art back and forth among her childhood home in Yosemite National Park, the SF Bay Area and the Dive Bar in Sacramento where she works as the head mermaid. Her hobbies include making tiny books featuring rather cynical animals, building historical costumes, being a professional hula dancer and brushing her hair. www.rachelsmithillustration.com