Carla Marrero is a self-published illustrator and author of children's picture books and young adult graphic novels. She currently resides in Quincy, Massachusetts with her cat family and is an Art Teacher for Boston Public Schools. Although born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (1975), she came to Massachusetts as an infant and has lived there ever since. She graduated from the Art Institute of Boston in 1998 where she majored in Illustration earning a BFA.

Carla achieves her compositions by scanning her pencil drawings into her computer and then colors them digitally. She is also the founder and single force behind Marrero Illustrations. Hope and love through the highs and lows of her own personal journey resonate through heart warming and thought provoking tales that speak to all audiences!