Fantastic illustrations with a fresh, contemporary look enrich this debut novel about a 10-year-old aspiring artist stuck living with an aunt, uncle and cousin who clearly don't recognize her genius. A humorous and heartfelt reminder that 'a brilliant artist is never afraid,' this book reveals that sometimes our greatest masterpieces are the bonds we forge unexpectedly with the people in our lives.
Lisa Railsback lives on her ranchette in Austin, Texas, with dogs, cats, and other wild animals. Lisa was a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis and a Michener Fellow in Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. She began her writing career as a playwright, and her plays have been seen across the United States. Noonie's Masterpiece in Purple was originally a play.