Maryana Kachmar was born in Lviv, Ukraine in 1983. She holds a Masters of Sacred Art from the National Academy of Arts in Lviv (Ukraine) and now participates in the artistic group, Zohrafos. Maryana has worked as editor and artist for several Christian children's magazines (including Angelyatko and Flashlight) and was chief artist and co-founder for a publishing company, Country of Angels. Over the last 10 years, she has illustrated more than 200 journals and 30 books, including numerous children's books ( ABC, Miracle in the Woods , Christmas, and Poems for Boys and Girls). Fond of singing and making puppets, Maryana is the mother of two cheerful and energetic boys who inspire her daily with new pictures!