Neecy Twinem is not your average zookeeper. She is the creator of ZOMBIEZOO® but she does not try to "keep" the zombies or even try to tell them what to do. they have their own minds and desires and sometimes "keep" her. Being an artist and children's book author/illustrator, Neecy is always dreaming up new little stories and characters for her books, paintings, or just for fun. Being a huge lover of toys and anything quirky, she truly is one of those grown-up kids. She also adores Dia de los Muertos and collects anything playfully dead. One of her great desires has been to design and manufacture her own line of toys. Her idea for ZOMBIEZOO was whispered to her one night by Boo, her black cat companion and her greatest muse.
Neecy is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator with over 30 titles published in several languages. Neecy's richly textured, intensely hued artwork is filled with movement and whimsical spatial play. In addition to hanging in numerous national private collections, her artwork can also be found in a variety of markets including publishing, giftware, stationary, toys, games, websites and public murals.
Neecy is also a regular speaker at schools, conferences and literacy festivals across the country. She loves to share the process of creating books with children and adults. She gives presentations, workshops, and artist-in-residence programs. Twinem graduated with a fine arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited her work in the US and Europe. Her fine art paintings are currently represented by The Old Schoolhouse Gallery in Sandia Park, NM. Neecy enjoys writing, painting, making toys and playing with all her animals in the inspiring surroundings of her home studio in the Sandia Mountains.