Hi, Airlie here! I'm the author and illustrator of several children's picture books including:
•Only (coming in 2024 from Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
•Neither (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
•Cat's Seasons (Child's Play International)
•Cat's Colors (Child's Play International)
•Momo and Snap Are Not Friends (Child's Play International)
Feathers in my cap: the Moonbeam Children's Book Award, the Independent Publisher Book Award, and the Practical Pre-School Award. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and currently live with my family in New Jersey, USA.
I used to do my artwork in the barn in the backyard, but too many rodents joined me, including a pack of baby groundhogs who set up camp at my feet under my desk. So I moved the studio to a corner of my apartment and acquired domesticated rodents to replace the wild ones: two guinea pigs named Luna and Pumpkin.
I create all my illustrations with gouache on paper and enjoy scribbling in my sketchbook. When I'm not writing or drawing, I enjoy being outside in foliage, observing groundhogs at a safe distance.
“A picture book becomes a whole world if it’s done properly.”