Jared Chapman grew up in Texas, but not near any towns you might have heard of. As a kid, he enjoyed drawing, reading, and chasing cows. That sounds like a joke but it isn’t. After college, Jared worked as an animator; then, he started making books like T. Rex Time Machine (Chronicle), Steve, Raised by Wolves (Little Brown), Vegetables in Underwear (Abrams), and Curious Crab and Salty Snail (HarperCollins, 2021). When he’s not drawing or reading, you can find him in at home with his wife, chasing their four kids.