F.M. Barrera is a children’s author/illustrator and traditional fine artist from California. He is a member of the Secret Fairy Investigation Society and the Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA). In 2014 he received a silver from the Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Awards (BFDA) for his epic series Tales of the Blue Wizard. In 2006 his comic book the Legend of Jamomere won first place in the Hollywood Book Awards. He studied english and art at UCLA and the S.F. Academy of Art College. Over the years he has attended workshops like the Andrea Brown Literary Agency writer’s workshop in Big Sur. He worked at the Sacramento Bee newspaper as a journalist and full-time graphic artist.