Lisa Anchin (she/her) has been drawing since she could hold a pencil and making up stories since she could speak. She received her BA from Smith College and took a long circuitous route to an MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is often holed up in her studio stringing words together and compulsively doodling, but she also loves meeting other kidlit folks and volunteers as the Illustration Coordinator for SCBWI’s Metro NY Chapter.read more
She is the author/illustrator of THE LITTLE GREEN GIRL (Dial Books for Young Readers 2019), a 2020 Crystal Kite award winner, and THE PAPER BIRD (Dial Books for Young Readers 2022). She is the illustrator of THE POLIO PIONEER (Knopf Books for Young Readers 2020), a Sydney Taylor 2021 Notable Book; I WILL LOVE YOU by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Scholastic 2017); and A PENGUIN NAMED PATIENCE by Suzanne Lewis (Sleeping Bear Press 2015).
Lisa lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughters.