Ilene Richard

Photo provided by illustrator.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Anything Dr. Seuss

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Jack E. Davis, David Shannon, Paul Zelensky

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I have always been able to communicate my thoughts and ideas through pictures ever since I have been a very young child. When I attended art school, I took a children’s book illustration class, and it felt like the perfect fit.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Work really hard at your craft and spend a lot of time in the children’s section of your local library.