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Meet Tessa Riley.  She is the talented illustrator behind The Adventures of Scout and Kit children's book series.  The whimsical details in her art is one of the many reasons Elise chose her to illustrate these magical books.  


Tessa was born in Georgia and then moved to Missouri, where she spent 10 years of her childhood.  She now lives in Blacksburg, VA and attends Virginia Tech majoring in Visual Communication Design and minoring in Art History.  

Tessa loves the outdoors and hiking with her dog Roadie.  She also enjoys running cross country and track for Virginia Tech.  One of Tessa's passions is traveling and had quite the adventure on her most recent excursion to Alaska, where she went hiking in Denali.  

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