The fourth girl in a family of 8 children, Colleen Madden made it through childhood pretending to be a space princess with a wookie sidekick and drawing in her cardboard box art studio. Colleen spent some time acting and training at The Second City in Chicago, then went on to graduate from a small liberal arts school in Massachusetts, with a contract major in illustration and English literature. She is currently residing in the Philadelphia area, with her writer-husband, and their 2 sons. She has illustrated for many different kinds of clients and is the recipient of an International Greeting Card Louie Award. When not illustrating, Colleen can be found long distance running, making her boys giggle, and eating lots and lots of sushi.|
Below are some of her recent projects, Be Your Own Hero by Lisa King (National Center for Youth Issues), What If Everybody Thought That? by Ellen Javernick (Two Lions), The Kiddie Table (Capstone), What If Everybody Said That by Ellen Javernick (Two Lions), Monkey Walk (Clarion Books), The 12 Days series by Jenna Lettice (Random House), Happy Birthday to You! (MoonDance Press), Coasting Casey by Shannon Anderson (Free Spirit Publishing), All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey (Doubleday Books for Young Readers), It's My NIGHT NIGHT Time! Personalized book by Jennifer Dewing (I See Me), Henry Hodges Needs a Friend by Andy Andrews (Thomas Nelson), Diva Duck Series by Janice Levy (Magic Wagon), Goofballs Series all written by Tony Abbott (EgmontUSA), What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick (Amazon Children's Publishing), Sparkling Stories: Happy Sparkling Halloween, Happy Sparkling Hanukkah, Secret Sparkling Valentine, Easter Sparkling Surprise & Merry Sparkling Christmas, all written by Elizabeth Spurr (Sterling Publishing). A Flip-Flop Adventure Series: Flip Showtime for Flip-Flop, Flip-Flop and the Absolutely Awful New Baby, Flip-Flop and the Bffs & Flip-Flop and the Bully Frogs Gruff by Janice Levy (Looking Glass Library), Double Trouble Book Series: Humble Pie, What a Pair! & Bumpy Ride Ahead! both written by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Barbour Books), What If a Stranger Approaches You? by Anara Guard (Picture Window Books), and Water, Weed, and Wait by Edith Hope Fine (Tricycle Press).
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