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 (and horses) 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 designing from home, and the added perk of working in my pajamas.

 

When I had children, I rediscovered my love of picture books, and found my true passion. My debut picture book, Duncan the Story Dragon, was released in June 2015, my second book, Wally Does Not Want a Haircut, came out in July 2016, and my forthcoming third book, Klondike Do Not Eat Those Cupcakes is due to release on Jan. 9, 2018. 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 Prospect (a suburb of Louisville), I write, illustrate, and design. Often while wearing pajamas.

 

I have two wonderful children, Madeline and Jack, who inspired me to begin my writing and illustrating journey, and who continue to inspire me every day.

Amanda Driscoll