Children’s author and illustrator Carina Axelsson is half Swedish and half Mexican. She grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco, California. After high school Carina moved to New York City to model, then on to Paris, where she published her first book, a picture book for 4-6 year olds. Today she lives in the forests of Germany with her partner, four dogs, and a very large aquarium full of fish.
Nigel of Hyde Park, written and illustrated by Carina, was published in French, English and German in 2004.
Carina is currently working on a series for teens set in the glamorous world of international fashion. The first two titles in the series, Model Undercover: A Crime of Fashion and its sequel, Model Undercover: Stolen With Style, were published in 2014 by Usborne in the UK and by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky in the US. The third title, Model Undercover: Deadly by Design, was published in June 2015, and the fourth, Model Undercover: Dressed to Kill, in 2016. Her newest book, Royal Rebel, is published by Usborne in January 2019.
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