Raelyn Drake

Raelyn Drake enjoys chai tea, tai chi, and coming up with more than two items for lists. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and rescue corgi mix, Sheriff.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien and the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Don’t panic.”—Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Neil Gaiman, J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

According to my parents, I’ve been composing stories and dictating them since before I could read and write. Then I read Harry Potter and realized that I could be an author when I grew up. So I did.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Read more. Write more. Repeat.