I’m a picture book author and illustrator: click the Books tab above for more about my stories, including my recent books, A Little Bit of Hush (story by Paul Stewart), and The Girl Who Noticed Everything, (illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring) – both made it onto the Sunday Times ‘Best Chidrens’ Books of the year’ list. My books 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, and teaching my online comics class. 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 my great-grandfather’s Scottish fiddle – and I have started a course to make my own violin from scratch! I live in London with my husband and cat, and have two grown-up children who live nearby.
Get in touch
You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.