Kate Samworth is the author and illustrator of Aviary Wonders Inc., winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers in 2014. She is the illustrator of Liza Jane and the Dragon, written by New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman, coming this October from Akashic/Black Sheep books.
She gathers ideas from around the world and has found unusual ways to travel: touring Europe with her band in the 80s, working as an outdoor guide's translator in Brazil, volunteering on organic farms in Spain and Turkey. She is currently working on a new series started at a residency in rural Portugal.
Kate is represented by Le Mieux Gallery in New Orleans, LA and exhibits in various galleries around the US.