photo by Chris Ward

photo by Chris Ward

Hi! I write and draw picture books.

If you want to know how to pronounce my name, watch this book trailer for A Normal Pig. I use she/her pronouns.

A Normal Pig is my author-illustrator debut, and is published with Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins. I also illustrated Noodlephant by Jacob Kramer (Enchanted Lion Books, 2019), and Old MacDonald Had a Baby by Emily Snape (coming November 19, 2019 with Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan).

I’ve always loved art and books, and I’ve worked in museums and libraries as an adult. I was an Art Handler at the Museum of Modern Art in New York where I got to install Starry Night. I worked at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and later the National Writing Project on an IMLS/MacArthur initiative to co-design creative and educational spaces for young people in public access institutions.

I live in San Francisco and I’m a 2018-2019 Brown Handler Writer in Residence at the San Francisco Public Library. I’m the 2019 recipient of the James Marshall Fellowship at the University of Connecticut, and I received the Ezra Jack Keats/Kerman Memorial Fellowship in 2018 at the University of Minnesota.

I’ve presented at the American Library Association Annual meeting and Midwinter meeting, the Tucson Festival of Books, and the Bay Area Book Fest. This fall I’ll be presenting at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival, EpicFest in Charlotte, NC, Kidquake/Litquake in San Francisco, and in 2020 I’ll be presenting at the AISC LitFest in Chennai, India.

I love doing school visits and meeting with students and educators, and I’d be thrilled to visit your classroom. Contact me below for details.

I'm represented by Erica Rand Silverman at Stimola Literary. Please contact Erica for all book-related inquiries:


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