Thyra Heder is a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist for clients in film, television, advertising, fashion and architecture. She was a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow in 2015 with the project Over the Eaves, and was awarded the SFFS Hearst Grant along with the co-writer and director, Brent Green. Always a collector of picture books, she wrote and illustrated her debut book, Fraidyzoo, in 2013. Fraidyzoo, The Bear Report, and Alfie are all published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, and have each received a starred Kirkus review. She has a dog named Toby and a turtle named Alfie, and lives in Brooklyn.