Once upon a time, I played with little metal cars in my rock-filled driveway. I listened to old-time mystery radio theater in my room and built yarn canopies between trees. I could never serve the volleyball in gym class but I could draw dragons that leapt off the page.
I grew up in Weymouth, Massachusetts and was the first in my family to attend a university. I received my BFA from Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, worked as a compositor in animation, and as an art director creating products for the scrapbooking market. Along the way I discovered my passion for writing and illustrating for children’s books. My debut as author/illustrator, SMALL, was published in 2017. It was named a Bank Street Best Children’s Book in 2018. My latest book, TOO MUCH! NOT ENOUGH! was just selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Canada for 2019.
Today I write and illustrate books from my New Hampshire home. I also love to stretch my illustrator wings by working on games, puzzles, stickers, etc. Surprise me with an assignment and I’ll surprise you with my work.
Represented for books by Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary contact me at: ginacarey at comcast dot net
Partial client list: Random House, Tundra (Penguin Random House Canada), little bee books, Peaceable Kingdom Press, Houghton Mifflin, Highlights Magazine, High Five Magazine, Spider Magazine, Cantata Learning, Capstone (Picture Window Books), Fred and Friends,
Blue Orange Games
I am available for free 20 minute Skype classroom visits. I am also available for school visits. Email me for details.
Prints, totes and other fun items are available in my society6 shop Original Art is available in my Etsy Shop
Photo credit: Jennifer Moore