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, Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition SI60 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, Bank Street College of Education best Children's Books of the Year (2018 edition), Chocolate Lily Awards 2018 Finalist
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, Amazon Book of the Month, Wall Street Journal featured review
Once Upon a Slime written by Andy Maxwell (Little, Brown, Summer 2018/July 3rd) - Junior Library Guild Selection
Just Add Glitter written by Angela Diterlizzi (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2018/October 9th) - "Sparkle of Genius" - The New York Times book review by Michael Ian Black
The Secret Rhino Society written by Jonathan E. Jacobs (Simon and Schuster, date to be determined)
Little Senses Series illustrated and written by me : 4 books
This Beach is Loud! (Penguin, June 2019) , Nope! Never! Not for Me! (Penguin, June 2019)
Two more titles yet to be named (Penguin, April 2020 and date to be determined on 4th book)
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!