Daria’s first job was at nine years old in the children’s section of her hometown library in Paso Robles, California. She worked a little, but she mostly read picture books. Much later, Daria earned a BA in English from UC Santa Barbara, where she found herself shelving books in the library once again and reading the writings of many notable authors. After earning a Masters in Education and ten years of teaching, Daria became a full-time author and illustrator. Her debut picture book THIS IS IT was published with Greenwillow/HarperCollins in February of 2018. A companion book, I GOT NEXT will follow in the summer of 2019. Daria is also the illustrator of GLORIA TAKES A STAND by Jessica M. Rinker, a forthcoming picture book biography about the life and work of Gloria Steinem (March 2019). Daria lives in Las Vegas with her family.