As a long time member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, I have slowly been working toward my goal of becoming a full time published Author and Illustrator. SCBWI has been my support through this process.
Writing and Illustrating for children's books is my favorite job in the world! What could be more rewarding than creating books that kids love?!
I'm a graduate from the Academy of Art University, and worked for many years as a Visual Effects Artist for film and animation. After becoming a mother of 3 little girls I changed my focus to work in the children's publishing industry. My ultimate goal is to bring to life the stories that live in my heart.
Reading children's books, creating art, writing stories and taking a journal or a sketchbook with me wherever I go has been a constant feature of my life since early childhood. I followed a long and winding path to work in many art related fields, but have finally come back to the place where my love for visual storytelling all began, in the realm of children's books.
I have spent many years working on my craft while raising children. After a long break from working as a Texture Artist for Film and Animation and a Freelance Illustrator, I am now beginning to work in children's market publishing. I am currently working as the Illustrator for a middle grade fiction series written by Bryan Givens. The first title in the series is called 'Jack and The Hollow Hill' which was recently published. The second book titled 'Jack and The Giant's Bargain' is due to come out in September 2022.
Please contact me if you're interested in working with me. I am not currently working with an agent, but am open to speaking to agents about my work.
- Runner Up in the #KTIllustrates 2021 Kite Tales contest
- Finalist in the 2007 Artist's Magazine Art Competition
- Imagine America Scholarship Winner 1998
I am available for contract illustration work and writing assignments for children's books, children's magazines, children's market products and educational materials. I'm interested in connecting with Agents or Editors interested in working with me. I'm also really interested in connecting with other authors and illustrators in the #KidLit community.
I recently illustrated the first two books in a middle grade fiction series written by Bryan Givens. The first book is titled 'Jack and The Hollow Hill'. The second book titled 'Jack and The Giant's Bargain' is out now!
Please go to https://www.ballykillarneyhouse.com/ for more information about the book.