Rachel Sanson

Rachel is a children’s illustrator who enjoys creating weird and wonderful characters and the worlds they live in. Her work includes decorative details, deep colours and strong light and dark contrast. She aspires to illustrate many more children’s stories, particularly the ones with a spooky twist!

Rachel graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in illustration. Her past work includes the Topsea middle grade novel series and the Tails from History educational book series. From this, A Sea Otter to the Rescue received the Gold Standard Selection Award from the Junior Library Guild in 2019. Rachel’s first picture book, The Lady of the Library was published in 2021 by Sleeping Bear Press.

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