Maryann Cocca-Leffler, author portrait
© Kristin Leffler

Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Maryann Cocca-Leffler ( is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 65 books for children. Maryann’s inspiration comes from all around her: children, family, school visits, current news, and the people she meets along the way. Her popular Let It . . . seasons series has sold over two million copies. Maryann grew up in the Boston area and has a BFA in illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She now happily lives and works in Portland, Maine. You can follow Maryann on Twitter @MCLeffler and on Instagram @maryanncoccaleffler.