With random cat in Eagle River, Alaska.


Betsy Lyon is an illustrator specializing in children's books, editorial, and card illustrations. After being selected for the Pratt National Talent Search, which gained her entry to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, she graduated with high honors in her major of Communication Design with a focus on Illustration.

Her illustrations have been in publications that include the San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Jose Mercury News, Scholastic Books, Burning Man LLC, and Computerworld Magazine. She has designed fabric patterns, hand-painted porcelain for Sherle Wagner, and has had one-person shows at Color Graphics and Google HQ. In her spare time, she loves hiking, photography and travel. She currently lives and works in Oakland, California.