Pat Cummings is the author/illustrator of over forty books for young readers. She also edited the award-winning series, Talking With Artists, which profiles prominent children's book illustrators. She teaches at Parsons and Pratt, and her children's book illustration class has a growing number of notable illustrator/authors among its graduates. Pat serves on the SCBWI Board of Advisors as well as on the boards of the Authors Guild, the Authors League Fund, The Authors Guild Foundation and as Chair for the Founders Award for the annual Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, East. Along with visiting schools, universities, and organizations to speak about children’s books, she conducts a summer Children’s Book Boot Camp that brings writers and illustrators together with agents and top editors and art directors from major publishing houses.