photo by Chris Ward

photo by Chris Ward

My first ambition was not to make books; it was to be a fish.

As I became an adult, I did many things. I installed artwork at MoMA, I learned how to support educators in libraries and museums to work collaboratively through the National Writing Project, and I started a maker program in libraries across Philadelphia (I even got to do a TEDx talk).

I spend a lot of my time focusing on writing and drawing picture books. A NORMAL PIG, my debut author-illustrator book comes out in 2019 through Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins. I’m part of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and I won the Portfolio Mentorship Award at the 2015 Los Angeles conference. You can find out more about me in an interview I did on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

I’ve made drawings for a bunch of people, places, and things, including the Reykjavik Grapevine, MIT Media Lab, School Library Journal, Philly Weekly, University of Leicester (UK) Archaeology and Ancient History Department, Electroninks, and the Creativity Labs at Indiana University. I've done a few artist residencies at places like ArtsIceland and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.


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


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