Illustrator Julie Wells is a native of Kentucky and has been drawing, painting and creating art ever since she was in the high chair. It has been her lifelong dream to make books for children. Arabel’s Lamb, she hopes, is the first of many more. If you lose her in a bookstore, she will most likely be found in the children’s corner, gaining inspiration and adding classics to her ever-growing collection. Julie’s Alma Mater is Christendom College, located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, learned how to make thousands of Chai Lattes on a tight budget, and spent many a night painting in her dorm. She is currently hard at work finishing her next book. You can keep up with her work at