Bridget Watson Payne is a writer, artist, and art book editor. With over fifteen years of experience in the publishing industry, she has collaborated with hundreds of authors and artists to make their book ideas a beautiful reality. She is the author of several books including How Art Can Make You Happy. She has taught at the ICON Illustration Conference, Little Paper Planes, Makeshift Society, and Sketchbook Skool, and has spoken at the Book Manufacturer’s Institute, California Library Association, San Francisco Writer’s Conference, California College of the Arts, and elsewhere. Bridget has been featured on KTVU Mornings on 2, KATU TV Portland, Minnesota Public Radio, Prairie Public Radio, Raise Your Hand Say Yes, the GrottoPod, Publisher's Weekly, Cup of Jo, Shondaland, Women Who Draw, and many more. She lives in San Francisco.