Mai S. Kemble was born in Long Beach, CA in 1981 and raised in Huntington Beach, CA. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. She received her first children’s book contract with Red Cygnet Press, Inc. in 2006 for The Moon and The Night Sweeper, which she is both the author and illustrator. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) since winning the Illustrator Contest for “Crusin’” in 2007, and was also one of their Featured Artists in 2008. Mai is represented by the July Group (www.thejulygroup.com).
Mai currently lives in Southern California with her husband, Joshua Kemble, (Xeric Grant Winner for NUMB/comic book), their son, Benjamin, and their pug dogs, C.K. Dexter Haven and Dozer.