Madonna's recording career has spanned more than two decades and she is recognized as one of the most successful and influential artists of modern times. She has recorded more than 20 albums and appeared in 18 movies. She has also written six picture books for children, starting with the international bestseller The English Roses, which was released in 40 languages and more than 100 countries. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she now lives in New York City with her children. Artist and illustrator Jeffrey Fulvimari graduated from Cooper Union with a BFA and was a contributor to Interview magazine. His illustrations have been animated in advertising campaigns in Japan, as well as on Nickelodeon, MTV, VH-1, and the Food Network. He lives in upstate New York.