F.M. Barrera is a children’s author/illustrator and fine artist from California. He is a proud member of the Secret Fairy Investigation Society and the Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA). In 2014 he received a silver award 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 held by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Andrea Brown Literary Agency at Big Sur, Ca. He worked at the Sacramento Bee newspaper as a writer and full-time graphic artist.