Knoxville native Julie L. Rabun holds a BFA in Art and a BA in Architecture from The Rhode Island School of Design, and a MFA in Visual Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is Chairperson of the Art Department and teaches all levels of Graphic Design at Carson-Newman University, where she has taught for more than 16 years. She lives in Knoxville with her creative husband and their two children. As an illustrator and graphic designer, she has collaborated on a number of publications, including The Anglicized and Illustrated Dictionary of Interior Design (Prentice Hall, 2013). Feathers is her first solo publication and first children's book. 

Rabun's author photograph by Jessica Nunn.