Ms. Lee's latest book, Is there a monster over there? tells the story of Mabel (and her cat, Tiffany) who are afraid of monsters. Mabel thinks they are hiding under her bed or in her closet. One day, she decides to face the monster, and she learns an important lesson about overcoming fears.
Award-winning author, Sally O. Lee earned her BA in Studio Art and Art History (with distinction) from Colby College and then went on to study graphic design and painting in Boston (Art Institute of Boston) and in New York City (New York Studio School). She has had several shows of her work and received an art grant from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology to conceive and create a series of paintings, and from this came her 2002 exhibition- A Journey Into Abstraction. Some of Ms. Lee's paintings are in various private collections in the US. In recent years, Ms. Lee has begun to write and illustrate children's books. Some of them deal with the struggles of living with some form of handicap...or, as the author prefers to call it, imperfection. Many of her illustrations have been published and she has earned both academic and public recognition for her important work in children's books. She has had illustrations published in Worldlink Magazine, IEEE Magazine, and several other publications. Sally lives and works in Massachusetts. Sally Lee writes My children's books are an extension of my work as a painter. Writing is a new addition for me, and I am enjoying it very much. And creating the illustrations is a perfect way to continue my painting in a new direction and a nice way to complement my writing. I hope to write and illustrate many more. Ms. Lee most recently won The Pinnacle Achievement Award for Is there a monster over there?. Earlier awards include: Reader View's Reviewer's Choice Award - 2nd place - Children - Toddler to Five - 2008 for The Tutu Ballet. She also won Best Picture Book - 2008 for The Cake Thief, and Best Children's Book - 2008 for The Rabbit and The Snowman from BooksandAuthors.net. And most recently, the Family Choice Award 2009 for * No, Never! *