After graduating with a BA in Illustration from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco in 1980, Jody A Lee has worked as a freelance artist in the publishing industry for over 40 years. Her fantasy illustrations have graced the covers of authors Mercedes Lackey, Michele West, Kate Elliot, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Katherine Kerr, and many others. Her cover art has been shown in the Museum of Illustration in New York and the Delaware Museum of Art, been included in several issues of Spectrum and Infected by Art, and nominated by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. After many decades in New York, Jody has returned to her home state of California. Working in oils or acrylics, she continues to do commissioned art for book covers and to create works in imaginative realism.