About the illustrator: Ivy
Steele was born and grew up in a small village in Southeastern
England. College and a rewarding management career in London
were followed by many years as a roving expatriate wife and
mother of three, living in five countries and traveling to more
than forty. Her children now far-flung, she and her husband
currently reside in Rome.
When, on impulse, she
took up drawing she had no idea that art would turn into a passion.
Foreign travel and extended stays in remote areas remain large
in her life and provide continued inspiration for her artwork.
Indeed, almost all of the drawings for Lindsey and the Jedgar
were done during trips to Ethiopia. The image of Ryan was modeled
on a boy from the rainforest area near the Sudanese border.