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.
Carina’s bestselling Model Undercover series is published by Usborne. She is also the author and illustrator of Nigel of Hyde Park (Assouline).
The first book in Carina’s new series for Usborne, Royal Rebel – about Princess Lily, heiress to the Queendom of Waldenburg and also – shh! – a secret fashion-vlogger – hit the shelves in the UK in January 2019, with the sequel following in June 2019.