Shelley HampeDallas, Texas, US
I am an author-illustrator who grew up in the sprawling plains of Texas, where I spent my days climbing trees, reading, drawing, and having long conversations with Cotty, my imaginary friend.
I have collaborated with professionals from Harvard University, illustrating a ground-breaking social-emotional learning program developed for children. I illustrated the non-fiction picture book, Dreams Grow and the Merlin Raj early reader chapter books. I have a master’s in studio art and have participated in world-recognized artist residencies in the United States.
I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband, two boys, a dog; but no imaginary friends.