Keisha Morris

Keisha Morris is a freelance writer and illustrator based in Maryland. She loves creating characters whose personalities jump off the page. She earned her BFA in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and mentored with illustrators such as Sean Qualls, Selina Alko and Dan Santat. When she is not drawing, she loves spending time with her wife, daughter, and two crazy cats Elphie and Ollie!


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” –Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Faith Ringgold, Christian Robinson and Dan Santat!

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love to draw and tell stories and picture books felt like the best medium for me to do that.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Keep going, keep learning, keep growing and never give up!