Nicole Xu is a freelance illustrator who was born in Shanghai, China, and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration and is now based in Portland, OR. She uses both classic and digital watercolor techniques. Her debut picture book, “All of A Sudden and Forever, Help and Healing after the Oklahoma City Bombing,” written by Chris Barton, is published by Lerner Publishing.

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