Simone Shin

Simone Shin is an award-winning editorial and children’s book illustrator based in California’s Bay Area. She has illustrated numerous children’s books since 2011, and her work can also be seen in magazines and newspapers.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Maurice Sendak
J. K. Rowling
Carson Ellis

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love making books—and pictures are a universal language, and that fascinates me.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

There is always a need for new voices in literature, so don’t be afraid or intimidated…just create.