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lesage-pirate-cover-preview-for-web-sept-17 Marla Lesage

Marla Lesage is an artist, illustrator, writer, and dreamer. She lives in New Brunswick with her favourite scallywags and several fish. Her first book, Pirate, Year Round, was published in 2019. She is the illustrator of Broken Crayons, written by Patsy Dingwell.

Laurie Ann Marie Martin Laurie Ann Marie Martin

Laurie Ann Marie Martin is a graphic and freelance artist. Her graphic design business Laurs Graphics, focuses on illustrating Mi’kmaw culture, legends and matching them to curriculum outcomes in order to create educational packages for schools. She designed and illustrated Anntastic: Anne of Green Gables Colouring Book (published by Nimbus Publishing).

Minegoo Sandra Dodge

Sandra Dodge grew up in New England, where she earned a diploma in art and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of New Hampshire. She also obtained a master’s degree in mental health counseling from New England College. Before becoming a licensed children’s therapist, Sandra taught for many years. Sandra has […]

Summer-in-the-Land-of-Anne Carolyn Epperly

Carolyn Epperly is a nationally renowned professional artist; watercolors are her passion. Her signature memberships include the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Carolyn is a member of Excellence of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, serving as its president in 2011 and 2017. A life-long Montgomery […]

bubba-begoia-lucky Dale McNevin

Dale McNevin’s illustrations are found in many Acorn Press titles including A Long Way from the Road, An Island Christmas Reader, And My Name Is . . . Stories From the Quilt, Everything That Shines, Tales from Willowshade Farm, The True Meaning of Crumbfest, and Crosby and Me. She has written and illustrated Treasures to […]

emma-and-ducklings Matt Reid

Matt Reid is a freelance graphic designer living and working in Bedford, Nova Scotia. He studied fine arts at Mount Allison University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and has been drawing for 35 years. Some of his work can be found at This is his first book.

Yourre-Flying-Baby-1 Christina Gaudet

Christina Gaudetis an illustrator of children’s stories. When not drawing, Christina writes young adult fantasy and dreams of living in a castle. For now, she happily spends her time exploring the dunes and red cliffs of Prince Edward Island.

Island Morning Brenda Jones

Brenda Jones grew up in Prince Edward Island and now works as an artist at a Montreal animation studio. She has illustrated many books, including Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer, My Mother is Weird and Hockey Night Tonight.

The Pup From Away Christina Patterson

Christina Patterson has won numerous awards and competitions for her artwork including receiving the People’s Choice Award for Open Air III in London, Ontario. From her home studio she illustrates, sculpts personalized clay portraits and designs for a living. Her art has been featured on the Regis and Kelly Live Show, Gizmodo, Le Journal du […]

This I Know Joanne Snook-Hann

Joanne Snook-Hann has been painting and drawing for the past 20 years. She is a graduate of Memorial University’s School of Fine Arts and is the illustrator of several children’s books, including ‘Sailor: The Hangashore Newfoundland Dog,’ ‘The Turnip Top Pony,’ ‘A Viking Ship for Brendan’ and‘There Are No Polar Bears Here.’ Joanne is presently […]