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 star

Charlotte and the Rock written by Stephen W Martin(Penguin, Spring 2017)-Junior Library Guild Selection

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


Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime written by Lisa Mantchev (Simon & Schuster, Spring 2018)
Once Upon a Slime written by Andy Maxwell (Little, Brown, Summer 2018)
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}