I am a children's book illustrator, author and a member of SCBWI. I will always be a child at heart. If I'm not in my studio located in St. Louis Missouri, illustrating or writing a new picture book, you might find me sliding down the slide in the playground or romping in the park with the kids and my puppy Gillis. All my best inspiration comes through play.
I live and breathe picture books. They are my life and my passion. I illustrate for my own work and also illustrate for other authors. My website is: http://daynesislendesign.com I love to talk to authors about their stories. Children's book writers are the most creative people I know.
In 2016 I illustrated: "Gigi and Grandma Remember," written by Maggie Konopa.
In 2015 I illustrated: "There's a Mouse on My Head," written by Donna Warwick,
I have also illustrated: "Madeline Delilah: Extraordinarily Ordinary," for author Mariah Richardson, "Don't be a Pig in a Panic!" for author Leila Leidke. "Round" for Shervonne Taylor, "Teen Roach" cover for LaTisha Honor. The last two books are not available on Amazon right now. Three other books for authors that haven't been published yet. Right now, I am working on an exciting new book I think you will love, but I can't give details yet.
Read about my career in this interview by Jen Roberts from St. Louis Magazine Online: https://www.stlmag.com/family/dayne-sislen/