I’m a picture book author and illustrator: click the Books tab above for more about my stories, including my latest books, A Little Bit of Hush (story by Paul Stewart),  and The Girl Who Noticed Everything, (illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring) – both books have already made it onto the Sunday Times Best Chidrens’ Books of 2022 list. My stories have won several awards including the Little Rebels Award, the Derby Picture Book Prize and a Christopher Award in the US.

I really enjoy inventing trails for museums too. I also teach illustration to adults at Putney School of Art.  The highlight of my week is my art class at a local nursery – and I love visiting schools to talk about books. You can see me talking about books and creative things generally on my YouTube channel.

Rivers and wildlife are my thing when I’m not working – I’m a conservation volunteer on my local river, which has inspired my graphic novel-in-progress, The Ghost Carp.  I’m also learning to play Irish fiddle. I live in London with my husband, grown-up children and cat.

Get in touch
You can email me on [email protected] My agent is Philippa Milnes Smith at The Soho Agency;  +44 (0)20 7471 7900.  Twitter: @TheJanePorter, Instagram: @janeporterillustrator.

Photograph courtesy of Tricia at Portrayed Photography.