Svetlana Chmakova

Svetlana Chmakova was born and raised in Russia until the age of 16, when her family emigrated to Canada. She quickly made a name for herself with works like Dramacon , Nightschool , the manga adaptation of James Patterson's Witch & Wizard , and the webcomic Chasing Rainbows . She graduated from Sheridan College with a three-year Classical Animation Diploma. Her latest work for middle grade readers, Awkward , has been a runaway critical success and was named one of YALSA's 2016 Top Ten Great...See more