Jamie McEwan

Photo by Devin McEwan

Jamie McEwan is best known in the obscure world of whitewater canoe slalom, having competed internationally for over 20 years. A World Cup champion, he also won a bronze medal in the 1972 Olympics and placed 4th in 1992.Mr. McEwan is married to artist and illustrator Sandra Boynton. They live, write, and paddle in the countryside of Connecticut.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

What’s your favorite line from a book?

"This isn’t heaven; this is Cleveland!"
The Stupids Die by Allard & Marshall

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

William Stieg, James Marshall, Else Holmelund Minarik

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

It’s the most fun you can have sitting down.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Do what you believe in.