Blue Apple Books
Harper Collins Publishing
Amanda Shepherd is the illustrator of five books - Rules of the Wild, Who Loves Me, Fiona Loves the Night, Such a Silly Baby and Mouse House Tales. She is a frequent contributor to Carus magazines.
CONTACT: shepherd_amanda at yahoocom.
Originally from the Seattle area, Amanda lives with her husband, Gary, and her cat, Baby Kat, in the cactus capital, hummingbird state, road runner friendly Phoenix, Arizona.
Recognized nationally for children’s book art, Amanda has shown her children’s book illustrations at the New York Original Art Show for children’s book illustration in 2005 and 2007. Her work is in the Mazza Museum of Findlay, Ohio, the Burton Barr Library of Phoenix, and the University of Arizona collection of children’s book art.
She was selected as the recipient of the 2007 Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Collection Memorial Fellowship from the University of Minnesota. Her artwork has been shown at K Space Contemporary and The Art Center of Corpus Christi, Texas, as well as the Mesa Museum for Youth in Mesa, Arizona.
She is proud to be an artist participant of the Loteria Mural Project as well as the solo artist of the stray cat electrical box celebrating George, Tic and Tac and Crooked Tail the beloved community stray cats in downtown Corpus Christi.
The Mazza Collection | The Mazza Museum, Findlay, Ohio
Phoenix Public Library | Permanent Collection
The Mary Wong Collection | University of Arizona, Tucson
CV available upon request.