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Katy was raised in Middlesbrough and started her Illustration career as a small child drawing on freshly emulsioned walls around the house! Her parents quickly dissuaded this medium and encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead.

The idea stuck (the pencil was updated to an ink pot and pen in some cases) and after some lovely time at Art College and a degree in Illustration Katy is now a freelance Illustrator based in London.

Her debut author/illustrated picture book "Bear and Duck" was published by Harper Collins in June 2015, to a starred review from Kirkus Review. Her subsequent books "Too Many Carrots" and “A Loud Winter’s Nap,” published by Capstone went on to top the bestsellers list in the US . Her third book in the series “The Golden Acorn,” publishes in July 2019 and the fourth in the series, “The Perfect Birthday Recipe,” will be out early next year and she is very excited about it!

 

Clients Include:
American Greetings
Barnardos
Blue Apple Books
Capstone
Harper Collins
International Greetings
Random House
Historic Royal Palaces
Milkwood Publishing
Noel Tatt
WHSmiths
Woodmansterne