C.J. Zachary is a children's book author who works exclusively with her illustrator husband Zac Zachary. The husband and wife duo are both from Arkansas. They have worked in elementary education for over a decade. Zac has been an art teacher his entire career. Whereas C.J. has taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. She has also been a Literacy Curriculum Facilitator as well as a Dyslexia and Literacy Interventionist. The two are currently living in the south and raising their two children, one of which was the inspiration for their first book, The Awkward Avocado.