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I’m Katie Turner, a picture book author and illustrator.

I was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and then followed my creative pursuits to study illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York City. An avid reader and artist from a young age, writing and illustrating picture books combine my two first loves into the perfect job. In my free time, I enjoy searching for vintage tchotchkes, petting dogs, and rewatching my favorite period pieces. I now live in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband and our two crazy chihuahuas.

I love drawing animals, nature scenes, and enchanting creatures like fairies and gnomes in my vibrant, whimsical style. I specialize in children's illustration and dabble in editorial and surface design. I've illustrated books, magazines, greeting cards, stationery, and more. 

Much of my art is available for purchase or licensing opportunities. If you think my art and your product would be a good match, please drop me a line at katie[at]!

I am also the owner of my own shop of cool stuff - mainly stationery, accessories, and fun art prints - all designed and illustrated by myself. Visit and shop for all my products here.

I am represented by Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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For book related inquiries, please contact my literary agent, Lara Perkins:

For everything else, you can reach me at: katiecturner[at]

Selected clients

Penguin Random House, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Philbrook Museum of Art, Cottage Door Press, McGraw Hill, Callisto Media, Barnes and Noble, Nashville Scene, Cricket, The Walrus, The New Haven Review and more.

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All work © Katie Turner 2018. Please do not use without my permission.