Maryjo Koch is an accomplished naturalist painter who has authored and illustrated nearly two dozen books, including the best-selling Bird Egg Feather Nest. She conducts painting workshops in northern California and abroad, and has exhibited her work at natural history museums nationwide. Her paintings and prints are sold in galleries and specialty shops throughout the United States and Japan. Her artwork has been featured on fine houseware products and a wide range of gift and stationery products. She lives and works near Santa Cruz, California.