Maryam Khalifah is a member of AOI and SCBWI and has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Illustration from Middlesex University, London, England. She is represented by Kaitlyn Sanchez, associate agent from Olswanger Literary. Maryam is a digital illustrator, specialising in children's picture books and cover art for chapter books. Maryam has completed picture book illustrations for several clients. Coming from a multiracial background, Maryam is a huge proponent of seeing those from minority backgrounds represented in picture books; as such, she loves illustrating diverse and multiracial characters such as herself.