Samantha Cotterill, aka mummysam, has been doodling with pen and ink since the early 80's when she made daily trades of delicious Tootsie Rolls and Bubbly Yum for doodles of characters such as Garfield and Snoopy. Samantha now writes and illustrates picture books thanks to her amazing agent , Kirsten Hall of Catbird. When not hibernating in her studio, you can find her outside in the winter of Upstate New York eating snow with a spoon (delicious!) and playing board game tournaments with her two boys.

No More Bows! written by me! (HarperCollins, Winter 2017)-Kirkus starred review, Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2017 Selection

Charlotte and the Rock written by Stephen W Martin(Penguin, Spring 2017)- Junior Library Guild Selection, Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2017 Selection, Toronto Public Library First and Best 2017 Selection

The Forever Garden written by Laurel Snyder (Random House, May 2nd 2017)- Junior Library Guild Selection, Booklist Starred Review


Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime written by Lisa Mantchev (Simon & Schuster, Spring 2018/Feb 13th)- Kirkus Starred Review
Once Upon a Slime written by Andy Maxwell (Little, Brown, Summer 2018/July 3rd)
Just Add Glitter written by Angela Diterlizzi (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2018)

Look for her new No More Bows textile designs (from her author/illustrator debut) at Spoonflower.

Samantha always welcomes e-mails, and would love to hear from you!


www.mummysam.com copyright 2008-2010 {illustrations by samantha cotterill : web site by 32DesignStudio}