Once Upon a Time
there was a daydreaming girl who loved to draw. Sketching fantasy castles and elaborate comic strips, she nurtured her active imagination with pencils and paper. The world was a visual playground that held endless possibilities.
At eleven years old she mailed her first picture book dummy off to the publisher, J. B. Lippincott Company. It was returned with a standard rejection letter but enclosed was an encouraging note from the editor that set the young girl on her creative path. Attending art school was a major step on the journey. After graduating, she obtained an illustration agent and specialized in educational art. That early childhood dream of illustrating and writing children's picture books became a reality. That daydreamer is me–I'm Kathie Kelleher. My pencils are sharpened and I'm ready to draw.