Candice Bradley was born in the San Francisco Bay area. Her fondest childhood memories are of drawing and dancing to Disney classics. She dreamed of either becoming a ballerina at Juilliard or an animator at CalArts. Although circumstances would prevent her from pursuing either, she didn’t stop there. To fund her own education, she decided to offer services as an illustrator, and thus began her journey as a picture book artist. Bradley’s hope as an illustrator is to support the movement of writers redeeming the narrative for minorities and people of color. Her books include Sandy Toes: A Summer Adventure and Snowy Mittens. She lives in Atlanta with her family.