About Me

Hi!  I’m Lauren.  I can usually be found amongst the stacks of books in our ancient house in the wilds of Nova Scotia, where I live with my librarian husband and our two wild children.   Most of the time, there is a pencil in my hand, or tucked in a bun on top of my head.  I learned the hard way not to keep them in my pockets.

I have an Honours Degree in Visual Art from the University of Victoria, have graduated from several on-line courses, including Mira Reisberg’s Writing Picture Books (with Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen), Writing Chapter Books (with Marcie Colleen), and Illustrating Children’s Books (with Julia Maguire and also with Kristine Brogno), and the Society for Visual Storytelling’s Illustrating Children’s Books (with Will Terry and Jake Parker). I am the Nova Scotia co-ordinator for SCBWI Canada East.

In addition to my own author/illustrator work, I am available for picture book and chapter book illustration, book jackets, and spot art.

Please feel free to get in touch with me by e-mail at: laurensoloy [at] gmail.com