Thea Baker

Thea Baker is an award-winning children’s book illustrator from Somerset, England. She currently lives in Australia, where she encounters many a mollusk along the beautiful coastline. Although fascinated by ocean life and a keen snorkeler, when it comes to deep water, she prefers to make observations by boat. Find her online at


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Hobbit

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Nobody will ever find me.”—Jon Klassen

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Stepan Zavrel, Brian Wildsmith, and José Sanabria

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

It’s my passion. I can’t stop!

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Focus yourself and your work towards your goal. Experiment, be inspired, and have fun finding your unique voice.