Loretta Schauer

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About me

I've always loved drawing and I've always loved making things: cakes, costumes, cards, curtains, any excuse to get out the glitter glue and I'm right there! As a child, my favourite thing was to invent sets of characters, draw them all out, and then try to make them into my own toys. As a grown up, I began exploring illustration through attending evening classes and workshops, where I got to make up new characters and to play about with paints, pens and pastels all over again.

In 2011 I won the Waterstones 'Picture This' competition and my first picture book 'Beauty and the Beast', written by the amazing Michael Morpurgo, was published by Harper Collins in 2012.

Since then, I have illustrated picture books for Little Tiger Press and Parragon, and I've also written a children's graphic novel which I am busily scribbling away at in-between commissions. I live in London with my husband, and am ably assisted by my supremely talented studio buddy, Agamemnom the hamster.

I'm represented by Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency, and am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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