Abby has drawn all of her life. When she was eleven, she and her grandmother had a card business: Abby drew, and her grandmother sold. In college she studied art, but also liked science and nutrition, and wished there was a way to combine it all. Several years later, after she was married and had a daughter, she and her husband founded Fresh Samantha, the juice company, which fulfilled that dream. In addition to her graphics for Fresh Samantha, she has illustrated many picture books and chapter books for children. She says that she loves to draw odd characters, and hates to draw straight lines. Abby lives with her husband and two children in Connecticut.|
Shown below are her most recent books, Mysteries on Zoo Lane series by Patricia Reilly Giff (Holiday House), The Curious Guide to Things That Aren't by John Fixx (Walter Foster Jr), Ollie's Class Trip: A Yes-and-No Book by Stephanie Calmenson & Ollie's School Day: A Yes-and-no Story by Stephanie Calmenson (Holiday House), Daddy's Back-to-School Shopping Adventure & Daddy's Zigzagging Bedtime Story by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (Disney-Hyperion), Scooter in the Outside by Anne Bowen (Holiday House), Daddies Do It Different by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (Hyperion Book CH), The Best Chef in Second Grade by Katharine Kenah (HarperCollins), Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt & Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (Candlewick Press), Maggie's Monkeys by Linda Sanders-Wells (Candlewick Press), and Emma Dilemma Series written by Patricia Hermes (Marshall Cavendish Corp).
See more of Abby's art:
Abby's personal website
Label illustrations for Sam Lives! juices