Sarah Horne

Oliver Horne

Sarah Horne grew up in snowy Derbyshire, UK, with some goats and a brother. She then decided to be sensible and studied illustration at Falmouth College of Arts and earned a Masters degree at Kingston University. Sarah has written and/or illustrated numerous books for children and has also worked on commissions for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Kew Gardens, Sesame Street, and for IKEA as their Children’s Illustrator In Residence. She now draws, paints, writes, and giggles from underneath a pile of paper at her studio in London.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Any of Richard Scarry’s books.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Illustrators: Ronald Searle, Ralph Steadman, and David Roberts

Author: Patrick Ness, Simon Rich, and Daphne De Maurier

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I was always drawing, my dream job was to sit in a room and draw all day.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Work hard and never give up. It can take time to forge a career.