my story

A lover of brilliant rhymes and an eternal optimist, Atusa is the remarkably lively source behind some wildly imaginative and beloved picture books. Atusa is a children's book author from Naperville, IL and currently lives there with her husband and almost 2-year-old daughter. A true Chicago native, she received her bachelor's degree from DePaul University in Public Relations & Advertising, and her master's degree from Northwestern University in Integrated Marketing & Business. She specializes in lyrical picture books, flush with whimsical tones and rhythmic beats that reverberate and linger on long after stories end.

"Keep your imagination wild, wiley, and full of wonder!"

- Atusa

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Mom

"It's a beautiful thing, plain and simple. My daughter is a sweet, spunky, curious, strong-willed and all kinds of quirky little human. Sprinkles of her magic can be found in all of the characters in Mommy, Am I?"