Beth Krommes is an American painter, illustrator, wood engraver and pattern designer. She studied painting at Syracuse University, which included a year abroad at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. She also has a Degree in Textile/Surface Design. Her illustrations for the children’s title The House in the Night (Houghton Mifflin, 2008) by Susan Marie Swanson won a Caldecott Medal. She lives in New Hampshire.