OUR CREATIVE AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS
Building a Positive Future
Ashley is an author, attorney, and mother. She loves books, especially children's books, and began her book career as the then youngest editor-in-chief of her elementary school's press. She dreams of marshmallows and witches. Ashley is a member of SCBWI and 12x12PB. WE TOOT is her debut picture book.
Arwen is a PR executive. Her mission is to raise strong girls, which is important as she has three of them. She spends her commute embroidering elaborate gifts while dreaming up her next story. Arwen is a member of SCBWI. WE TOOT is her debut picture book.
Sandie wears many hats but finds joy in her children and in sketching. She has illustrated numerous books for children and has several others in the works. Her hope is to bring a little happiness to those who view her work. Sandie is a member of SCBWI.
ABIGAIL GRAY SWARTZ
Abigail Gray Swartz, is a fine artist, muralist, and illustrator. Her work has appeared in The NY Times, countless magazines and most notably, she painted the Women's March cover for The New Yorker magazine (Feb 9, 2017 issue). Her cover went on to win several awards. Abigail is also the founder of 'City of Hidden Figures' a national public art program that seeks to celebrate local hidden figures through murals, statues, and the renaming of streets while providing art opportunities and equal pay for female- identifying artists. Abigail earned her MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She lives in Maine with her young family and a handful of chickens, where she loves to garden, go swimming and breath in the salty sea air.
Find her online: www.GrayDayStudio.com
Instagram: @ GrayDayStudio