I grew up near Buffalo New York in a family chock full of musicians, artists, and crazy people with a love for life. I started drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon and just never stopped. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an artist when I finally grew up. To that end I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art from Messiah College with a concentration in Drawing and Illustration, and completed coursework from the Tyler School of Art. I worked for nine years as an artist and designer before returning to my first love: children’s book illustration. My experience includes authoring and/or illustrating fourteen picture books and nine middle-grade readers, speaking at schools and teaching illustration at the Local Performing and Visual Arts magnet school and Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts. I am also the Co-Regional Advisor for the SCBWI Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia region. In addition, I have mentored with EB Lewis.
I live in Maryland and enjoy spending time with my husband and four young children, while working as an author/illustrator from my home studio during every spare moment.
For all work related inquiries please contact Essie White at Storm Literary
To contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org