More About the Author
Award winning children's book author and illustrator Matt Faulkner grew up in a small town just outside of Boston, Ma. Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983, Matt took a job setting typography in NYC at an ad agency. Boy, was that the wrong job for Matt! Just as the studio manager was about to let him go, the owner of the agency saw the drawings Matt had done on his work table during lunch and hired him to draw storyboards for t.v. commercials! He got his own office and a pay raise! Woohoo!
Not long after, Matt created his first author/illustrated picture book- "The Amazing Voyage of Jackie Grace" with Scholastic. Since then he has created over 30 books for children. He delights in illuminating both historic stories and more fanciful tales and he works very hard not to get the two mixed up. Recently his author/illustrated book "A Taste of Colored Water" received the Comstock Honor award by the Minnesota State University, was chosen as a finalist by the California Commonwealth Club for it's 2009 Book award and was chosen as a winner in the pre-adolescent category by the National Storytelling Network. The NSNetwork also chose "Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American" (written by Laure Halse Anderson) as the winner of it's adolescent category in 2009. Matt and is engaged to author, Kris Remenar and currently lives with his son, Gabe, and two cat's on a little island in San Francisco Bay.