SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Featured Illustrator

Happy Holidays
From our Featured Illustrators

 

 

Danye Sislen

 

Katie Schaefer

 

Violet Lemay

 


Violet Lemay

 

Violet Lemay

 

Lynn Alpert

 

Rob Peters

 

Rob Peters

 

Rob Peters

 


 

Previous Featured Illustrators

 

 

Katie O’Malley is an illustrator who works in digital and traditional formats. She lives in Fenton, MO with her precocious daughter, three kitties and a Diet Coke addiction. katieomalleyart.com

 

Katie Schaefer is an illustrator working in St. Louis, MO. Her favorite place to be is in her colorful home studio with her hairless pup Mysterio and mustachioed honey bunny David. www.katieschaefer.com

 

Dayne Sislen has enjoyed a career as an art director and an instructor in Design Graphics and Illustration at Maryville University. After retirement, she reinvented herself as a children’s book illustrator. Dayne lives in St. Louis with her husband Don and their wee Scottish Terrier, Ghillis. daynesislen.com

 

Lisa Harkrader is an author/illustrator who has published twenty-five books for children, including the award-winning AIRBALL: MY LIFE IN BRIEFS and THE ADVENTURES OF BEANBOY. She lives in Tonganoxie, Kansas, with her husband and two children. www.ldharkrader.com

 

Maja Anderson creates illustrations for greeting cards, apparel, gifts, home decor, memory keeping albums and books. She lives in the Kansas City area. majaandersen.com


Rob Peters
has worked with a number of self-published authors and worked on a variety of licensed sport books for the Kansas City Chiefs, KU Jayhawks, and others. He lives with his wife Janie and four kids in Topeka, KS. rob-peters.com


Blayne Fox
has illustrated books for Scholastic Publishing, Brown Books Publishing, Double Ink Publishing, and Benchmark Publishing, as well as several self-published authors. Blayne currently lives in St. Louis with her partner and three cats. blaynefox.com


Elizabeth Baddeley
is the New York Times Best selling illustrator of I DISSENT: RUTH BADER GINSBURG MAKES HER MARK. She resides in a historic neighborhood in Kansas City with her husband and young son. ebaddeley.com

Lois Bradley


Lois Bradley
is an author, graphic designer and visual artist working in acrylics, watercolor, pen/ink and mixed media. She served as ARA for the New Mexico chapter of SCBWI from 2008 through 2012. She now lives in Kansas City, MO. www.loisbradley.com

 

Phyllis Harris is an author/illustrator who has illustrated over 35 children’s books. Her debut book as an author/illustrator, GIFT SHOP BEAR is scheduled for publication on Oct. 5, 2021. She lives in Kansas City, MO with her husband and pup, Brinkley. phyllisharris.com


Il Sung Na
is an author/illustrator and illustration teacher. He lives with his wife and small dog in Kansas City, MO. ilsungna.com

 

Heather Bell is a picture book author and illustrator. When she’s not illustrating or writing, Heather searches out story ideas as an undercover school bus driver. heatherbellbooks.com

 

Sandra Ure Giffin is an author and illustrator. Her creative work depicts our relationships with each other and our planet. She lives in St. Louis, MO. instagram.com/sandraugriffin

 


Wendy Leach
is a picture book author and illustrator. She lives and works in Overland Park, KS. artofwendyleach.com

John Hare

 

John Hare is a picture book author and illustrator. His latest book FIELD TRIP TO THE OCEAN DEEP comes out Sept. 8, 2020. He lives in Gladstone, MO with his wife and two boys. john-hare.squarespace.com


Daniel Miyares
is a picture book author and illustrator. Some of his books include FLOAT, NIGHT OUT, THAT IS MY DREAM and BRING ME A ROCK! He currently lives in Lenexa, KS with his wife, their two wonderful children, and a dog named Violet. danielmiyares.com


Violet Lemay
has illustrated nearly 40 books for children, several of which she also wrote. Her husband’s job as a PGA teaching pro has taken her family all over the world. Her family lives in the St. Louis area, so Missouri is Violet’s home base. violetlemay.com

 

Morgan Hutcherson is an illustrator, graphic designer, and author. Morgan is currently enjoying first-time-homeownership in Maplewood, Missouri with her rescue Corgi Scout, and her long-time boyfriend, Rutger. morganhutcherson.com


Stephen T. Johnson
is an author and illustrator of many children’s books, including ALPHABET CITY, a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated book of the year. Look for his upcoming book MUSIC IS, which is slated to be published in the fall of 2020. stephentjohnson.com


Heather Hatch
is a writer and illustrator. She teaches art classes and volunteers on the board of her local art museum. She lives with her family on an Ozark, Missouri farm with a Big Red Barn and a chicken-coop-turned art studio.


K.L.B. Barsotti (Kate)
is a writer and artist specializing in illustration for children, special commissions, fiction (middle grade and below), and poetry. Kate lives in downtown Kansas City, Missouri with three cats, a bundle of rats, her husband and father. snawfus-tracks.com


Jeanne Conway
has written and illustrated many children’s picture books. She has also been an art teacher in elementary and secondary schools. Jeanne lives in St. Louis, Missouri. jeanniespaintings.com

 

Polly Alice McCann is an author-illustrator, critical writing professor and managing editor of Flying Ketchup Press. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri. pollymccann.com


Joe Mohr
is the author/Illustrator of ROBOT+BIKE=KITTEN: 34 OF JOEM’s POEMS. He is also a cartoonist, dad, hubby and bicycle lover. Joe lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and three kids. joemohr.com


Daniel Wiseman
is the Illustrator of over 16 children’s books. Daniel also hosts a podcast with his friend Rob Bennet called REMOTE with Rob & Dan about working remotely. He lives with his wife and two sons in Knoxville, Tennessee. danieldraws.com

 


Lynn Alpert
is a writer, illustrator and graphic designer. She can usually be found reading, writing or drawing in St. Louis, MO where she lives with her husband. lynnalpert.com


Kathy L. Perry
is an author, illustrator, speaker and publisher at Chicadee Words. A former elementary teacher, Kathy still wants to make a positive impact in today’s youth. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri. kathyjperry.com


Ed Koehler
is an illustrator living in St. Louis and working nationwide, primarily for the Christian publishing market, creating art for children’s books, curriculum, activity books, and a variety of kid-friendly products. edkoehler.com


Kim Wilson
is an illustrator, designer, artist and writer. She runs the Dittmer ArtBarn, which offers year-round art classes for children and adults. Kim lives just outside of St. Louis in Dittmer, Missouri. kimwilsonillustration.com

 

Karen B. Jones’ illustration work has been featured in magazines, books, and the educational market. She lives in living in Olathe, Kansas with her husband and two daughters. karenbjones.com


Brad Sneed
has illustrated more than twenty picture books. He enjoys visiting schools to talk with students about illustrating picture books. Brad lives near Kansas City with his wife and daughter. bradsneed.com


Deborah Zemke
has written and/or illustrated more than fifty books for younger readers. These include picture books, chapter books, drawing books, early readers, and humor books. She lives in Columbia, Missouri. deborahzemke.com