Jamie Hogan grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. She began her freelance career in Boston, with work appearing frequently in the Boston Globe. She taught editorial illustration at the Art Institute of Boston and became active in the Graphic Artists Guild. Her illustrations have been included in American Illustration, PRINT Magazine, Graphis, and the Society of Illustrators.
Jamie and Marty Braun married in 1988 and moved to San Francisco. Jamie’s work evolved into a collage style and her clients included San Francisco Focus, Mother Jones, and the Los Angeles Times. Jamie and Marty moved to Maine in 1992. Her recent work includes charcoal pencil, pastel and paper collage. Besides skiing through the island woods in winter and motorcycling along the coast in summer, Jamie beachcombs with her daughter and dog, incorporating the shards she finds into mosaics. She teaches illustration at Maine College of Art in Portland.
Caroline Arnold grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and spent her summers at a small camp in northern Wisconsin. It was there that she developed her love of animals and the outdoors, delighting in catching sight of deer leaping through the underbrush or a porcupine scrambling up a pine tree.
Caroline majored in art and English at Grinnell College and received her MA in art from the University of Iowa. She began writing children’s books more than thirty years ago when her two children were small. For many of her books she has worked with photographers, but her recent books are illustrated with art, in some cases, her own. In all her books, she uses her keen sense of observation to learn about her subjects and pass along her close-up views to children.
“My hope is that if kids fall in love with the animals in my books, as I do when I write about them, they will be concerned for the animals’ future and want to do what they can to protect the animals and the places where they live.”
Books by Caroline Arnold include Birds: Nature’s Magnificent Flying Machines, Shockers of the Sea, African Animals (Morrow Junior books), and Global Warming and the Dinosaurs (Clarion Books) a CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book. In 2005, Caroline was awarded the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award.
In addition to writing, Caroline spends much of her time reading, gardening, and traveling. She visits many elementary schools telling children about her books and encouraging them to read and write. Caroline also teaches part-time in the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension.
Caroline lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Arthur, a scientist.
Visit Caroline at her website.