Mariyka Foster (previously Mariyka Auber) is an author-illustrator of picture books and in-house artist for Carter's. She specializes in characters bursting with personality and whimsical hand lettering, as well as story-oriented repeat patterns. She strives to fill her worlds with humor, heart, and warm representation of families of all shapes and colors.

Her debut picture book, Leo and the Pink Marker, hits shelves May 2024. "A sweet celebration of coloring outside the lines." —Kirkus Reviews

For picture book inquiries, please contact her lit agent Janine Le at www.janinele.com.

Aside from art, Mariyka loves taking care of her ever-growing indoor jungle, hiking & rock climbing, and perfecting her chai-making skills. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and their fluffy bobtail cat, Jasper.