Luisa Uribe loves drawing, reading, and chasing her cat around the house. Her research about Ernest Everett Just took her on a journey from the pages of books all the way to Charleston, South Carolina, where Ernest spent his early life. She lives in Bogotá, Colombia.
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
What’s your favorite line from a book?
“‘People have forgotten this truth, the fox said. ’But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.’”—The Little Prince
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
Laurent Moreau, Beatrice Alemagna, Maurice Sendak
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
I’ve always loved drawing and reading books, it seemed like the best combination of the two.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
Do your own thing! Don’t be afraid of criticism, use it to grow.