Amanda Driscoll

I was born and raised in Louisville, (“Lou-a-vull”), Kentucky. Like any good Kentucky-born girl, I grew up drawing horses. My love of art led me to Murray State University, where I earned a degree in Fine Art / Graphic Design.


I worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world until 1997, when I went solo with Driscoll Creative. Since then, I've enjoyed the flexibility of writing, illustrating, and designing from home, with the added perk of working in my pajamas.


When I had children, I rediscovered my love of picture books, and found my true passion. I am the author and illustrator of Duncan the Story Dragon (2015), Wally Does Not Want a Haircut (2016), Klondike Do Not Eat Those Cupcakes (2018), and the forthcoming Little Grump Truck, to be released in August 2021. All are published by Knopf. I am a proud member of SCBWI (the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators).


From my home in Fisherville (a suburb of Louisville), I write, illustrate, and design. Often while wearing pajamas.